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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2018 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: What You Need to Know About GDPR, the New EU Privacy Rules That Have Silicon Valley Scrambling to Keep Up - Silicon Valley is known for moving fast (and...more

Multiple-Award Contracts - Path to Growth or Punishment for Success?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: Size and status representations for task orders issued under MultipleAward Contracts (MAC) and schedules have become a controversial and complex issue. Generally, the Small Business...more

New DoD Class Deviation Tackles Micro-purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On April 13, 2018, The Department of Defense (DoD) issued Class Deviation 2018-O00013, which consolidates and supersedes two prior class deviations that increased the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds and...more

Additional Funding Available for SBIR/STTR Awardees at the State Level

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Congress created the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in 1982 and 1992, respectively. These programs require certain government agencies to set aside a...more

[Webinar] Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center: Teaming for Success in the Federal Contracting World - April 27th,...

On April 27, we are hosting a webinar on teaming, joint ventures, and mentor protégé programs with the University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center presented by Cohen Seglias partner Maria...more

Feds Charge Alleged Sham Small Businesses Owners

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 3, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted two Wisconsin residents and a construction business of fraud and other charges accusing them of wrongfully obtaining $200 million in contracts set aside for small businesses by...more

LaunchTennessee’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund Program Hoping for Another Successful Year

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

In late March, Tennessee Governor Haslam proposed an amended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, which included $3 million toward LaunchTennessee Grants—demonstrating that Tennessee’s implementation of a...more

Pop-Up Stores- From Mall Kiosks to Dedicated Mall Spaces

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

It seems that everywhere we turn, there is another story about how the traditional, enclosed shopping mall is facing a slow and painful death. Big box and other brick and mortar stores are closing, and mall landlords are...more

New Legislation Will Benefit Business Development Companies While Closed-End Funds Remain in Limbo

On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 into law. This legislation includes the Small Business Credit Availability Act (SBCA), which contains numerous changes to...more

Attention HUBZone Companies!

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a final rule implementing a very important change to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (or HUBZone) program....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2018 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Founders, Pay Attention to This Stuff—Not the Stock Market - WilmerHale Partner Daniel Zimmermann explains what should and should not get a founder’s attention...more

Spending Legislation Contains Long-Awaited Reforms for BDCs

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, the omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September. The spending bill included the Small...more

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Speaks About the Impact of Fintech on Financial Inclusion and Consumer and Small Business Access to...

On March 26, 2018, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal K. Quarles provided some insights on fintech developments in a speech he gave entitled “The Roles of Consumer Protection and Small Business Access to...more

Founders, Pay Attention to This Stuff - Not the Stock Market

by WilmerHale on

The Dow Jones Industrial Average. Nasdaq. Startup exits. Funding rounds. In our 24/7 connected world, there’s no shortage of data you can access, study, and agonize over. The market’s latest move - from boom to correction -...more

Spring 2018 SBIC Debenture Coupon Rate Increases to 3.187%

by McGuireWoods LLP on

March 28, 2018 In March 2018, the SBIC Funding Corporation completed a pooling of SBA debentures in the amount of $1,086,275,000. The SBA debentures have a coupon rate of 3.187 percent. This most recent pricing reflects an...more

Recent Legislation Means Good News for Business Development Companies

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into legislation the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, also known as the “omnibus spending package.” Included in Title VIII therein is legislation titled the Small Business...more

Estate Planning for Millennials and the “Middle Class”

With all the changes in the new tax laws, some people may be hesitant to move forward with an estate plan. It is important, however, to keep in mind that most clients will not be subject to the federal estate tax and...more

Unfair contract terms for small businesses

by Dentons on

All lenders need to review their loan agreements following the release of ASIC’s Report 565 into ‘Unfair Contract Terms and Small Business Loans’....more

Small Business Credit Availability Act: Increasing Capital and Flexibility for Business Development Companies

by Dechert LLP on

Highlights - On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Small Business Credit Availability Act (the Act), which aims to increase the availability of funding to small to mid-sized private U.S. companies and startups by...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2018 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING - McCaskill Pushes the Department of Homeland Security to Hold Government Contractors Accountable for Waste, Fraud, and Abuse of Taxpayer Dollars - According to an article on hsgac.senate.gov,...more

Small Business Credit Availability Act Becomes Law, Allowing BDCs to Incur Significantly More Debt

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which contains as Title VIII thereof the Small Business Credit Availability Act. ...more

Impact of Recent OHA decision on Size and Status Recertifications - Set-Aside Alert

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Published by Set-Aside Newsletter: The new year brought a ruling from the Small Business Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) clarifying the effect of SBA's recertification rules. These rules require...more

Banks vs. Private Lenders: The Basics of Financing Options for Small Businesses

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Most small business owners will, at some point in the lifespan of their businesses, need to obtain financing in order to get their business off the ground or expand. This article summarizes the basics of obtaining financing...more

Why Your Small U.S. Business Should Care About GDPR

by Barley Snyder on

You’re not alone if your small business hasn’t been paying close attention to the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live May 25. ...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING - San Diego Communications Company Pays More Than $12 Million to Settle False Claim Act Allegations Regarding Eligibility for Small Business Innovation and Research Contracts - According to a news...more

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