For small businesses, understanding the Small Business Administration’s rules concerning affiliation is vital for establishing and maintaining a certain size threshold.  Relationships that are deemed too close by the SBA can lead to a finding of affiliation and, ultimately, the loss of the ability to chase set-aside work.

The rules of affiliation are notoriously ambiguous. 

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