Tag Archives: small business

Are You Tired of Hearing About ____ Yet?

I have always worried that I just pile on sometimes.  There are always hot topics in government contracting, politics (yikes!), and compliance.  Some stick around a little longer than it seems may be necessary (are we still talking about and … Continue reading

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NCMA World Congress 2012 – What an Experience!

I have now been to 2 consecutive #ncmawc in Denver and Boston respectively and I am looking forward to November this year in DC and 2013 in Pasadena.  I find the hardest part of the day to be what session … Continue reading

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Best Practices to Reduce Risk Factors Related to Government Contracting

This is Part 1 of a 2 part blog about government contracting best practices to reduce business organizational risk factors.  Today’s is for small businesses. I have been re-reading a book called Winning US Federal Government Contracts by Gregory A. Garrett. … 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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Is My Accounting System (Quickbooks) Compliant?

DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way promoting Quickbooks or other software in this post.  I am only seeking to clarify some fundamental misconceptions about DCAA-compliant accounting systems. I teach part-time in my spare time at a local community college.  One … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Need More Than Just “Love”

The Beatles said “all you need is love.”  Fortunately, they didn’t do business with the DOD.  If it really was just about the love, every small business in America should be gearing up for its first government contract.  No one … Continue reading

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GAO Releases Bid Protest Statistics for FY 2011

     On March 13, 2012, the Government Accountability Office released an overview of significant bid protest decisions for Fiscal Year 2011. Included with the overview is a table providing bid protest statistics for FYs 2007 through 2011.  Here are some of the … Continue reading

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