Top Ten Cyber-Security Tips from the SBA

The Small Business Administration has a list of ten ways you can protect your small business, including best security practices and policies, creating strong passwords, and controlling physical access … [Read more...]

What is a Set-Aside Code?

  Under the Small Business Act, federal agencies conduct a variety of procurements that are reserved partially or totally for small business participation. See FAR Part 19 for more … [Read more...]

Federal Contract Regulations (FAR)

If you are interested in doing business with the Federal Government, you must be aware of the specific regulations that apply. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) ensure that purchases are made … [Read more...]

How Does the Federal Government Buy What They Need? Part Two: Contract Types

In a previous blog we discussed the various ways the government buys – from micro-purchases, to simplified acquisition, sealed bids, Requests for Proposals or Quotes, and consolidated purchasing … [Read more...]

Marketing – A Guide to Winning Customers

The SBA offers a free short training course called ‘Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers” Topics include researching your target market, creating a marketing plan, and high-impact marketing … [Read more...]

Why Past Performance is Important

When you submit a proposal to an agency you will generally be asked to include past performance history - references and examples of previous work you have performed.  Agencies are often risk-averse, … [Read more...]