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SBA Creates Mentor-Protégé Program for All Small Businesses

A July 25, 2016, rule issued by the Small Business Administration finalizes, with changes, a proposed rule creating a comprehensive new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses. The rule implements provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (PL 111-240) … Continue reading

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SBA Proposes Credit for Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting

The Small Business Administration is proposing revisions to its small business size regulations at SBA Part 121. A proposed rule would allow an other than small prime contractor that has an individual subcontracting plan to receive credit towards its small business … Continue reading

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How Do Socially Awkward Contractors Succeed?

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I talked a while ago about the WOSB initiative under section 8(m) of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000.  In that post, I mentioned that I would get around to 8(a), and now that the storm has passed, I … Continue reading

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WOSBs – 8(m) is not 8(a)

One of the set-aside categories recognized on FedBizOpps is the 8(a) small business.  Ask anyone in federal government what categories exist for set asides and this will come to front of mind very quickly.  However, ask that same person what … Continue reading

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8(a) Program Vulnerable?

A recent decision by the District Court for the District of Columbia could spell trouble for the Section 8(a) program. In DynaLantic Corp. v. Dept. of Defense, the court held the Small Business Act program was unconstitutional as applied to … Continue reading

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Small Businesses in GovCon – 5 Basic Tips

The federal government spends over $500 billion a year in contracts, making it the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Businesses throughout the country can and should take advantage of contracting opportunities so that they can grow, … Continue reading

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