Home Top Right

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Top Right. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Top widget area on the right hand side.

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The Small Business Innovation Research Program

  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal R&D that has the potential for commercialization. Most innovations come from small entrepreneurial businesses - but the risk and expense of conducting serious R&D efforts are often beyond their means. SBIR funds the critical startup and development stages, and encourages the commercialization of the technology, product, or … [Read More...]

Doing Business With the Army Corp of Engineers

The Army Corp of Engineers, Rock Island is offering a FREE online webinar  on 10/23, which includes information on how to best do business with the district, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor, as well as recommendations and tools for growing your Federal Government business with the Corps of Engineers.   There will also be a free in-person event for subcontractors on Oct 25 in  Davenport IA     … [Read More...]

Top Ten Cyber-Security Tips

  The Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) all have great tips for how you can protect your small business   Train Your Employees: Train employees in security principles. Establish basic company-wide security practices and policies. Install Up-to-Date Software: Use up-to-date security software, browsers and operating systems. Set antivirus software to run a scan after each update. … [Read More...]

Justifying a Sole Source Contract

  A Sole Source contract may be issued if the agency believes that only one company is qualified to supply a certain product or service. The Contracting Officer must conduct market research to justify the Sole Source, obtain formal approval, and issue a written document known as a ‘Justification & Approval’ (J&A) The justification must describe the proposed product or service; the contractor’s specific qualifications; the market research that was conducted; the efforts made … [Read More...]

Federal Contractors – Labor Regulations & Compliance

  The Dept. of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)  helps federal contractors and their employees become familiar with the regulations enforced by the OFCCP office:   Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246) prohibits discrimination, and requires affirmative action to ensure that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.   Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) prohibits … [Read More...]

Disaster Recovery

  When national emergencies or natural disasters occur, supplies and services need to be rushed to affected areas quickly. Small businesses can contract with the federal government to assist in relief and recovery efforts following a major disaster.   The Disaster Response Registry Government agencies search the Disaster Response Registry section in the System for Award Management (SAM), to find contractors that have indicated they can help respond to disasters. The … [Read More...]

Home Middle #2 Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Middle #2. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Middle #2 widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit post screen and publish your page. The Featured Page widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.

Home Middle #3 Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Middle #3. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Middle #3 widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit post screen and publish your page. The Featured Page widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.