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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NASA’s Space Poop Challenge

One of the more mundane issues NASA faces is how to deal with astronaut poop when they are in spacesuits for long periods of time.  The agency hopes that the Space Poop Challenge, launched on the crowdsourcing platform HeroX, can come up with some answers.  Submit your proposal through Dec 20th.  The winning entry will be awarded a $30,000 prize … [Read More...]

Women-Owned Small Business Certification

This set-aside program allows contracts to be set-aside exclusively for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) -  but only in certain industries where the SBA has determined that they are underrepresented. Eligibility rests on 3 basic questions –   Is the business ‘small ’?  NAICS codes are 6-digit codes that classify different types of industries. The SBA’s Table of Small Business Size Standards, lists these NAICS codes and the size standard that applies to each.   Some size … [Read More...]

GSA Offers Free Webinar on November 30th

GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization is offering a free online webinar on November 30th focusing on the steps to "Doing Business with GSA". Topics include: GSA's procurement policies and methods Accessing government solicitations Marketing your products and services GSA's Mentor Protege Program GSA and Sustainability You must register to attend … [Read More...]

FY16 Small Business Set-Aside Goals – A Mixed Bag

The federal government’s goal is to set-aside 23% of eligible contracting dollars to all types of small businesses.  They also set specific goals for woman, veteran, disadvantaged and Hub-Zone small businesses. According to the Small Business Dashboard, the federal government exceeded the set-aside goals for all types of small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. However they fell short of their goals for women-owned businesses and … [Read More...]

Is a GSA Contract Right for You? Some Research Can Help You Find Out

Before you gather the documentation to submit a GSA contract proposal, take time to do some basic research, and decide if you can be competitive in this market. Remember that being awarded a GSA schedule contract is no guarantee of sales.  Many companies spend their time and resources to prepare and submit a proposal, but subsequently have low or zero sales. Two websites can help you decide: GSA’s eLibrary is the place to begin.  There are about 40 different GSA Schedules covering a broad … [Read More...]

Teamwork – Contractor Teaming Arrangements

In the world of government contracting, your small business may not have everything you need to win a big job … but that doesn’t mean you should count yourself out. A Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) allows two or more GSA Schedule contractors to offer an agency a total solution, that combines supplies or services from each company’s GSA Schedule contract.   As a Schedule contractor, the CTA lets you: Compete for orders you wouldn’t otherwise qualify to bid on Increase … [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.