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Knowing when and why to “bid or not to bid” is a business decision we face as business owners on most days, especially, if you are doing business with the government. As a business consultant I’ve seen it time and time again. … Continue reading
We’ve seen the numbers and we still wonder where the large percent of small businesses in the United States are located. More important are they really doing business? Yes, they are – take a look at the government stats – they … Continue reading
Large businesses appear to loom over small business and the largest business in the USA is the Federal government. Surprisingly, no matter the size of the business they share common internal functions for operations, ensuring order and maintaining consistency for … Continue reading
This week was interesting, filled with changes in the weather, the price of gas and the cost of doing business. As small business owners, our lives are consistently filled with change to accommodate the market place and our customers. Our … Continue reading
Small businesses who have been doing business with government, understand the business opportunities available at this time of year. Great beginnings start with knowing the preferred buyers in your area. If you’re new to the arena, look for a partnering … Continue reading
Why is a Quality Management Systems (QMS) an essential tool for small businesses doing business with government? The first business benefit to the small business is profitability. Quality systems are preventative actions, it eliminates potential duplication of costs pertaining to materials and … Continue reading
2011 was a tough year for small and minority buisnesses, especially for “Minorities”. The Washington Post Bloomberg Report shows a decrease in spending by 8 percent for Black owned companies and 7 percent for Hispanic owned companies.
Small business programs and set aside opportunities are business strategies for small companies to establish a long term relationship into doing business with government. Business owners and business development personnel need to be aware of small business classifications before submitting a bid.
When small businesses think about doing business with the government, the first thought that comes to mind is generally a contract award. More than three quarters of the businesses doing business through GSA Schedules are small businesses.