Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs)

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 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 hallmark of the government’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business programs is ownership and control of the business by a qualifying service-disabled veteran of the U.S. military.  So what happens when you intentionally violate that rule to take advantage of program benefits?  The answer won’t surprise you – and it should serve as a reminder of

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

Today we review more evidence reminding small business owners to get their house in order when it comes to questions of “ownership and control” in the eyes of the Small Business Administration.  Failing to plan can mean lost contracts and – even worse – losing your small business status and the opportunity for lucrative set-aside

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

The SBA’s SDVOSB program is largely driven by decisions of the Veteran Administration (or Department of Defense).  As a general rule of thumb, a small business owner needs either the VA or DoD to verify his or her service-disabled status in order to move forward with certifying as a SDVOSB and bidding on set-aside work.

In order to access the tremendous opportunities associated with the SBA’s small business development programs (like the Women-Owned Small Business Program and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program), a common requirement is that you own and control your small business.  While this seems like self-evident question – “Of course I own and control my own

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