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Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs
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The White House released its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal today. Here's a look at what's in it for small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
April 10, 2013 in Business Management
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

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The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
March 5, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
How to Set Your Business Up to Bid on Federal Government Contracts

How to Set Your Business Up to Bid on Federal Government Contracts

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The federal government is the largest buyer of goods or services in the U.S. Here is what you need to do to prepare for doing business with it.
February 14, 2013 in Exploring New Markets
Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

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The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
August 22, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

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Doing work for the federal government can help a small business grow, but figuring out how to secure a lucrative contract can be tricky.
July 12, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

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When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.
May 23, 2012 in Management & Operations
How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

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If you're a little guy, there are plenty of ways to partner with a much larger company. Here are seven.
May 21, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Senate Grills SBA Over Federal Contracts

Senate Grills SBA Over Federal Contracts

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Investigation finds small-business contracts might actually be going to larger companies.
July 27, 2011 in Exploring New Markets
Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?

Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?

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After a decade-long struggle, a new program to boost federal contracts among women-owned businesses kicked in. Will it work?
March 25, 2011 in Starting a Business

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