Compliance With SBA Ban on Populated Joint Ventures

The SBA has made it clear that populated joint ventures will no longer be allowed. This change came about when the SBA issued its final rule about the Mentor Protégé Program. The new unpopulated joint venture rule says that when a joint venture is formed as a separate legal entity… Read more »

SBA Sets Record Straight On DOD Mentor Protege Program 13 CFR 125.9

Federal government contractors interested in participating in the SBA’s Mentor Protege Program may want to get acquainted the new rules. There some slight twists to the SBA’s new regulations that both mentors and proteges should be familiar with Under 13 CFR 125.9. Although simply put in the regulations, it is… Read more »

SBA HUBZone Joint Venture Rules Under 13 CFR 126.616?

HUBZone joint venture rules are very specific and can be complex. The SBA has initiated some new twists to the joint venture regulations that your company should be aware of.  Failure to follow them can lead a small business down a serious path that harms the company’s future. The rules… Read more »

SBA Business Affiliation Meaning & Ostensible Definition

Why is Affiliation an Important Issue? SBA determines whether an entity qualifies as a small business concern by counting its receipts, employees, or another measure including those of all its domestic and foreign affiliates, regardless of whether the affiliates are organized for profit. 13 CFR 121.103(a)(6). Many small companies have… Read more »

Meeting the Mentor Definition of the SBA

Many small businesses think about getting into the SBA Mentor- Protégé Program. However, as either a mentor or protégé, they must first meet the SBA mentor definition. The program is in place to help small businesses to be able to secure federal government projects with the aid of a business… Read more »

SBA Issues Important New Small Business Guidance

By virtue of congressional mandates, and under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Small Business Administration regulations (SBA) has made recent changes to various rules that regulate small business contracts including those set aside for designated SBA programs and the limitation on subcontracting. The highlights include mention of similarly… Read more »