Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration is a United States federal agency established in 1953 by the Small Business Act. The SBA is dedicated to assisting and supporting small business and entreprenuers. The SBA... more +
The Small Business Administration is a United States federal agency established in 1953 by the Small Business Act. The SBA is dedicated to assisting and supporting small business and entreprenuers. The SBA carries out its mission through a variety of programs including providing financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. less -
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Weekly Update Newsletter - March 28, 2014

In this issue: - DoD Issues Notice to Alter System of Records Entitled T7207 “General Accounting and Finance System-Defense Travel Records (GAFS-DTS)” - DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue Proposed Rule to Amend FAR Year...more

A Boost for Entrepreneurs: Minority-, Women- and Veteran-owned Businesses

Recognizing that our country -- our “team,” if you will -- is stronger when all our players are on the field and playing to their full potential, our federal and some state governments have developed programs to help...more

Small Business Construction Contractors Must Voice Their Concerns

Is your construction company in compliance with the Small Business Administration’s ("SBA’s") limitations on subcontracting requirement? Are you positive? If you are a small business general construction contractor and you...more

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which...more

Prime Contractors Beware: Small Business Means Small Business

As of August 15, 2013, prime contractors on federal projects must take on increased responsibility and accountability for hiring small business subcontractors. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) has implemented certain...more

New SBA Regulations Address Multiple Award Contracts

Any contractor performing under a multiple award contract (MAC), including an IDIQ, a GSA Schedule Contract, a GWAC, or a multiple award task or delivery order contract, should be aware that small business regulation of such...more

SBA Issues Final Rule Implementing The Small Business Jobs Act Of 2010

On October 2, 2013, Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule to establish and revise rules and procedures pertaining to small business set-asides, partial set-asides, multiple award contracts (MACs), task...more

SBA Issues Final Rules on the Use of Set-Asides for Multiple Award Contracts

On October 2, 2013, SBA issued its long-anticipated final rule addressing the use of set-asides on multiple award contracts and clarifying the regulations on bundling and contract consolidation. The final rule implements...more

Comments on SBA's Proposed Rule Regarding Contractor Past Performance Information: FAR Case 2012-028

Dear Ms. Flowers: Our firm represents small businesses that operate across the government contracting spectrum. On behalf of these companies, we are writing to submit comments on the Defense Department, the General...more

Don’t Wait to Create Your Business Succession Plan

When you inherited the family business on Broadway in Redwood City, it was a mom and pop store with one location. Over the years, you weathered many economic storms and managed to build the business into a multi-location...more

How to Help Your Franchisees Find Financing

The good news for franchising is the economy is coming back. Hit hard by the 2008 economic recession, franchise indices show an uptick in new franchise concepts and pent up demand for franchises among buyers....more

FINRA To Begin Sharing Additional MBS Information

On July 22, FINRA announced that it will begin to disseminate information for so-called specified pool transactions in agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities and SBA-backed securities, including transaction...more

New Penalties for Misrepresentations From Small Business Government Contractors

Under a final rule effective August 27, 2013, small businesses, including those in the automotive industry, that willfully misrepresent their small business size status for the purpose of soliciting or obtaining a federal...more

Description Of The Small Business Investment Company Program Participation By Funds Using Debentures

A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and is licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)....more

Threats and Vulnerabilities - What Every Contractor Should Know About The SBA's New "Presumed Loss" and "Deemed Certification"...

Nearly three years ago, on September 27, 2010, the President signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (“Jobs Act”), which directed the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to implement a variety of small business...more

New SBA Regulations Focus on Small Business Size and Status Integrity

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) much anticipated new regulations on small business size and status integrity implement key provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Most notably (and as...more

Corporate & Tax E-Note - June 27, 2013

In This Issue: - Secrecy Provision of JOBS Act Boosts IPO Pipeline - SEC Chair Says Companies Will Soon Have to Admit Wrongdoing - SBA Revises Standards Determining Small Business Sizes - Group Announces...more

No More Dollar Limits on Federal Contract Set-Asides for Women-Owned Small Businesses

On June 21, 2013, the government issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) to remove the dollar limits on contracts that may be set aside for Women-Owned Small Businesses (“WOSB”) and...more

IFA Legal Symposium Report

For our readers who did not attend the early May International Franchise Association Legal Symposium held in Washington, we pass along these observations...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 6-7-13

In This Issue: Governor LePage Veto Streak Continues; Governor LePage and Maine International Trade Center Announce Next Trade Mission; Senator Goodall Appointed to Small Business Administration’s Regional Spot, Resigning...more

SBA Issues Guidance on Exceptions to Affiliation

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently issued guidance on entity-owned exceptions to affiliation of Alaska Native Corporations (“ANCs”). These exceptions, which also apply to Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian...more

Thinking About Exporting? – 3 Preliminary Tips to Ensure Success

As the world becomes more global and interconnected, a small business may have the opportunity to grow by exporting its products to foreign markets (or even may find its products are being exported by others). However,...more

SBA Rules: Investment Funds Can Now Be Majority Owners of SBIR Companies

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently amended the rules relating to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The new SBA rules implement the...more

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 will Change Small Business Contracting and Teaming

Federal government contractors that contract or team with small businesses must become familiar with recent changes resulting from the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, signed into law in early January (the “NDAA”)....more

National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Includes Significant Small Business-Related Provisions

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (“NDAA”), which the President signed into law on January 3, 2013, includes significant reforms to the rules for contracting with small businesses....more

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