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

The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), as well as each federal agency, establishes goals every year to promote small business participation in federal government contracting.

For the first time since 2005, the federal government met its small business contracting goal last year – awarding over $83 billion to small businesses.  This is great news for

Rounding out our week-long Blog series on the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) small business development programs, today we’ll take a look at the Women-Owned Small Business Program (or “WOSB”).

Like the other programs we’ve examined, the key feature of WOSB Program participation is access to contracts set-aside for exclusive performance by Program members.  In

Today, we continue our week-long look into the four different programs offered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to promote small business contracting by examining The Historically Underutilized Business Program (or “HUBZone”).  Earlier this week, we covered the 8(a) Program and the SBA and VA programs for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

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One topic that I will be covering extensively as part of this Blog is the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) small business development programs – that is, government programs exclusively created for the use and benefit of small businesses owned and operated by contractors in certain socioeconomic groups identified as traditionally disadvantaged or under-represented.  Through these