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 »

Indian Incentive Program

On of the most under-utilized tools in federal government contracting is the Native American Indian Incentive Program (IIP) or Native Indian Incentive Program. This program is sponsored by United States Congress and allows for a 5% rebate back to prime government contractors on amounts subcontracting to Native American Indian-Owned Companies…. Read more »

SBA All Small Mentor Protege Program Rules ASMPP 13 CFR 124.520?

 To better understand what is a mentor under the SBA All Small Mentor Protege Program (ASMPP), it might be useful to understand the underlying reason for the program. The purpose of the SBA’s Mentor Protege Program is for the Mentor to enhance and improve the protégé’s capabilities. Under 13 CFR… Read more »

Government Programs to Help Small Businesses

When it comes to federal contracting, there are several government programs to help small businesses succeed in the procurement market. Despite the high demand for getting into these government programs, there is still a requirement to plan carefully and develop a sound roadmap to become successful. What Are Some of… Read more »

SBA Fraud – Criminal Defense for Disadvantaged Small Business Program

On the issue of defrauding the government under the SBA Disadvantaged Small Business Program, there many recent small business government contract SBA fraud cases where the Department of Justice, SBA Inspector General, and other government entities have investigated and indicted Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) owners for committing procurement fraud under… Read more »

Getting 8a Sole Source Contracts With the Government

Understand the benefits of SBA 8a FAR requirements and getting 8a sole source contracts with the government. It can take your business to the next level. 8a contracts are awarded when there is evidence that there is but a sole supplier that is capable of providing the products or purchases… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages & Disadvantages ( Pros and Cons)

Understand how joint venture pros and cons can impact your federal contract. In government contracting, small businesses often execute generic joint venture agreement templates without clearly understanding the applicable rules and the liability attached.  Although there are many joint venture advantages and disadvantages, the real question is what impact (positive… Read more »

8a Certification Based on Ethnicity Bias and Immigration

When submitting your 8a certification application, meeting the social and economic disadvantaged status can be confusing. Understanding the legal requirements and statutes related to ethnicity, bias and immigration status in an essential part of getting your application approved. An individual claiming disadvantaged status on the basis of his or her ethnicity… Read more »

SBA Certification – 8a Net Worth Requirements

When applying for your 8a certification, there is one common issue that sometimes confuses applicants. The question on whether you meet SBA 8a net worth requirements becomes complicated when there are second mortgages on the primary residence, etc. Although the 8a Program rules seem straightforward, applicants still have concerns about related… Read more »