SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program for Small Businesses

The SBA offers a number of different loan programs, for very specific purposes. The best known is the 7(a) Loan Program. To be eligible for a 7a loan, a business must: Operate for profit Be … [Read more...]

SBA to Increase Size Standards for Wholesale, Retail and Manufacturing Industries

Effective February 26th, 2016 the SBA is increasing small business size standards for 46 industries in the wholesale/retail sector (NAICS codes 42 and 44-45) and  209 industries in the manufacturing … [Read more...]

Agencies Are Looking for Small Businesses

Every federal agency has a Small Business Utilization Office (OSBU) that reaches out to small businesses. In FedBizOpps, search for terms like ‘Industry Day’, ‘Vendor Day’, ‘Open House’ or … [Read more...]

GSA’s Plan to Add Health IT Services to Schedule 70

GSA is moving ahead with plans to add a Special Item Number (SIN) to Schedule 70, specifically for Health IT products and services. The new SIN will cover services such as Computer Manufacturing, … [Read more...]

Dos and Don’ts in the Federal Marketplace – Some Great Tips for Small Businesses

I recently came across a great document on the Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) website, full of tips that could be useful to any small business who wants to market to any federal … [Read more...]

Government Purchases of Laptops & Desktops – Industry Day

In Oct 2015 the Whitehouse Office of Management & Budget issued a directive to agencies to: Reduce the number of contracts for laptops and desktops; prohibit new awards; and limit purchases to … [Read more...]