Business & Corporate

Avoiding Flat Tires When Acquiring IDIQ Contract Vehicles

November 30, 2018
By Isaias Alba IV
With proposals costing hundreds of thousands of dollars and many IDIQs having 50 or more awardees, it can easily happen that some contractors who win a spot on a contract are unable to capitalize on it and simply stop trying to capture task orders. Whether it was because the initial win was based on sheer luck or perhaps because of a tragic, unforeseeable change in circumstances, making it impossible to bid or even keep the company doors open, a contractor may find itself with a shiny new license to hunt, but without the proper tools to successfully compete for and win the actual task orders. After failing to win any work for usually a year or more, contractors in situations like this may just be looking to recoup the bid and proposal costs or salvage the win. Often, they look to sell their zombie contracts to a more viable candidate. In the past, this was not too difficult, but in recent years, even months, it has become a harder and harder "sell."
[READ MORE]

Growing Pains: Growth Capital Sources and Considerations Part 2: Private Equity Financing

November 21, 2018
By Kathryn L. Hickey
At a certain point in a company's life cycle, founders are likely to be faced with the financial pinch of requiring outside sources of funding to finance further growth and expansion of the business. Previously, I posted an article that focused on one of the two most common paths that companies turn to for growth capital financing: traditional bank debt. In this post, I will focus on the second of the most common sources of financing—private equity investment.
[READ MORE]

You've Decided to Sell Your Business— How to Be Prepared to Execute the Deal

November 9, 2018
By David T. Shafer
After years of building, growing, and investing in your business, there comes a point at which you start to think about an exit strategy. Perhaps your exit will be transitioning the ownership of your business to a family member or selling the majority of your ownership interest to an investor and taking a back seat going forward, or maybe it's selling the whole business enterprise. Regardless of the type of exit you contemplate, selling a business is not for the faint of heart.
[READ MORE]

Growing Pains: Growth Capital Sources and Considerations Part 1: Debt Financing

November 1, 2018
By Kathryn L. Hickey
At a certain point in a company's life cycle, founders are likely to be faced with the financial pinch of requiring outside sources of funding to finance further growth and expansion of the business. Once bootstrapping ceases to be an option, there are two main avenues to pursue for growth capital: traditional bank debt or private equity investment. Both options present pros and cons, and they are not mutually exclusive. Ultimately, the route founders decide upon will depend on the objectives, limitations, and concerns specific to their organization. This article will focus on the first of these two financing options, traditional debt financing. A second post will follow that focuses on private equity investment.
[READ MORE]

SBA Eliminates "Direct" Ownership Rules for HUBZone Program

June 5, 2018
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a direct final rule that changed the wording of 13 C.F.R. § 126.200(b)(1) to allow indirect ownership by U.S. citizens of companies in the HUBZone program. The stated purpose of the rule change is to align more accurately the rule with the underlying statutory authority. Prior to this change the HUBZone rules required that a HUBZone company be "unconditionally and directly owned" by U.S. citizens. The rule took effect on May 25, 2018.
[READ MORE]
Please fill following information to download presentation