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The 2019 ‘Dirty Dozen’ of Tax Scams

  Tax-related identity theft is one of the IRS’s 2019 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime, but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their returns or hire someone to help with their taxes. Don’t fall prey to phishing schemes, phone calls supposedly from the IRS, or tax preparers who offer you a huge tax refund, ask you to sign a blank return, or charge … [Read More...]

GSA is Adding More Small Businesses to its Professional Services Contract

  ‘One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services – Small Business’ (aka: OASIS-SB) is a family of 7 government-wide, multiple-award contracts covering over 30 NAICS codes, for various Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. The contract was initially awarded in 2014/15, and has been closed for new offers since then. Now GSA has re-opened Pools 1, 3 and 4, and intends to add 190 more contractors to Pool 1; 160 more contractors to Pool 3; and 60 more contractors to Pool … [Read More...]

GSA Moves to a Single Schedule in FY19-20

  At the end of last year, GSA announced plans to consolidate the existing 24 separate schedules into a single schedule. Under the Schedules program (GSA Contract, Multiple Award Contract (MAS), Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) the agency establishes long-term, government-wide contracts with commercial firms, offering over 10 million commercial supplies and services to federal, state, and local agencies. Approximately $31 billion dollars is spent through this program each year. Phase One … [Read More...]

DUNS Number to Be Replaced

  In order to do business with the federal government, any company must first validate their business by obtaining a DUNS number. Dun & Bradstreet has held the contract to manage those numbers for over 20 years. Last year GSA opened the contract to competitive bids, and has recently awarded the new contract to Ernst & Young. The DUNS number will be phased out over the coming months and replaced by the ‘System for Award Management Managed Identifier’ number, or ‘SAMMI’. GSA … [Read More...]

GSA Schedules – Tracking Sales

  If you currently have a GSA Schedule contract, or are thinking of submitting an offer, take advantage of GSA’s various free training sessions to help you understand the contract requirements. The training session on March 6th will discuss the Sales Tracking requirement - why it’s necessary, and how to successfully track sales throughout the reporting period. GSA subject matter experts will answer questions and provide real-world examples. Registration is required Date: … [Read More...]

How to Prepare a Loan Package – a FREE Course from the SBA

The Small Business Administration offers a series of free online courses, including one that offers a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are interested in borrowing money to start, grow or expand their businesses.   check out the other courses the SBA offers, at their online Learning Center   … [Read More...]

Home Middle #2 Widget

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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.