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Small Percentage of Eligible Service-Disabled Veterans Obtain SDVOSB Certification

There are approximately 20 million Veterans in the United States, and just under 25% or 4.7MM Veterans have a Service Connected Disability. At last count, there are roughly.... View More
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HUBZone + GSA Schedule a HUGE Advantage

If we look at the various types of federal certifications and a firm’s likelihood of obtaining a GSA Schedule, we see that 11.4% of HUBZone firms have taken the.... View More
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ESG – A Trend Destined to Impact Government Contracting

Industry leaders, investors, regulators, rating agencies, and governmental entities are all watching a strong trend that will likely become a competitive factor in government.... View More
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GSA & Temporary Staffing

A trend going on in the Federal marketplace is the aging workforce of the federal government. Additionally, once many of these federal employees reach retirement age, they.... View More
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Time to Think about HUBZone

Many firms fail to obtain the HUBZone certification because they don’t see a path forward in federal contracting. There are currently over 40,000 businesses located in counties.... View More
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8(a) 4th Quarter Federal Spending

In case you are not aware, the federal government’s year ends September 30th of each year. Federal agencies are generally given a budget for a single year at a time. Because of the.... View More
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8(a) Certifications and IDIQ Contracts

If your firm is 8(a) certified, or is looking into becoming 8(a) certified, an important part of your future marketing plan should include.... View More
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SDVOSB Grew by 10%+ Last Year

Total sales for SDVOSB firms grew from $23.6B in 2019 to almost $26B in 2020. Spread among roughly 24,000 SDVOSB firms, the average sales per SDVOSB firm is over $1MM per.... View More
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WOSB vs Male Owned Businesses on GSA Schedule

I recently conducted a comparison between woman owned and male owned businesses that have GSA Schedules. I assumed, for the sake of my argument, that all GSA firms that had.... View More
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GSA IT70 Springboard

For new IT firms, IT70 Springboard may be your GSA solution.... View More