Small business owners need to be aware of the simple, proactive measures that are available right now to avoid headaches down the road.

One prime example is properly maintaining your SAM.gov profile.  Taking the time to properly check (and periodically re-check) your SAM.gov reps and certs can help to establish and maintain your eligibility in

The Small Business Administration’s HUB Zone program seeks to encourage development in historically underutilized business (or HUB) zones.  Like the SBA’s other socio-economic programs, HUBZone contractors are eligible for certain set-aside contracting opportunities, as well as participation in the SBA’s new All Small Mentor Protégé Program.

The HUBZone program is different from other SBA

The SBA’s new “small business mentor-protégé program” is causing quite a stir.  As we covered yesterday, the new final rule opens the door for all small businesses (not just those in the 8(a) program) to receive assistance from large business mentors – and more importantly – to form mentor-protégé joint ventures to compete for

The future is now for government contractors.  A new Small Business Administration (SBA) regulation finalizes the long-anticipated expansion of the small business mentor-protégé program.  This major policy shift vastly expands access to set-aside contracts previously reserved for performance only by small businesses.  Government contractors – both small and large – need to create a

Ready or not . . . here it comes.  Is your small business ready for the challenge of the SBA’s proposed expansion of the Mentor-Protege Program?

The Mentor-Protégé Program – currently reserved only for 8(a) Program members – is on the verge of some very big changes.  Changes that will alter the way

Is your small business doing all that it can to position itself in the Federal marketplace?  The Small Business Administration recently confirmed that there are literally billions of dollars on the line!

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The SBA announced that – for the second year in a row – the Federal government reached its small business contracting goal.  This

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new proposed rules that could dramatically change the landscape for small businesses, as well as large federal contractors that team with small business concerns.

With narrow, limited exceptions, the SBA regulations currently provide that two businesses that joint venture to perform federal contracts will be considered affiliated.  Affiliation

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As the calendar turns to February, many of us have already let slide our personal resolutions for the New Year.  However, even if you’ve already forgotten what the inside of your gym looks like, there are still some achievable resolutions that you can keep.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) published a list of seven resolutions

The SBA Inspector General recently determined that over $400 million in small business awards were awarded to firms that were not eligible small businesses at the time of award.  These awards were apparently issued in error by various agencies, but were used to inflate the federal government’s overall small business award results.

Further, the SBA

Recently, we discussed the federal government’s success in meeting the small business prime contracting goal in FY 2013.  Unfortunately, federal contractors did not have as much success when it comes to small business subcontracting.

Like small business prime contracting, federal agencies set goals for the percentage of subcontracts that will be awarded by federal