2014: Year of the WOSB

By Megan Connor   If current developments are any indication, 2014 very well may be a banner year for the SBA’s Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program. Recent surveys show the WOSB Program is trending up. WOSBs accounted for 4% of all small business federal contracts in fiscal year 2012, up from 3.5% in fiscal year 2009. WOSBs won $16.2 billion in federal contracts in fiscal year 2012, up from $15.7 billion in 2009, despite a 6% overall downturn in federal . . . Read More

Be a Resolved Employer in 2014

By Nichole DeVries In the spirit of the season, employers should make resolutions on ways to improve their human resource practices in 2014. And beyond simply making resolutions, you should have a plan to ensure you meet your objectives – easier said than done given everything else you must do to run your business. To help you succeed in achieving key employer resolutions this year, this article provides a roadmap to address what we believe are the top five “must-do’s” . . . Read More

New Rules Governing Size Recertifications for Small Businesses – What You Need to Know Before Entering Into a Joint Venture

Recently published in Set-Aside Alert,  click here to download article . On October 2, 2013, the SBA published its final rule amending the regulations pertaining to its policies and procedures for setting aside, partially setting aside, and reserving Multiple Award Contracts for small business concerns.  See 78 Fed. Reg. 61114 (Oct. 2, 2013).  This final rule formalizes many of the SBA’s policies regarding when a small business must recertify its size for a multiple award or long-term contract.  See 13 C.F.R. § 121.404 (effective Dec. . . . Read More