HUBZone Contracting Dollars Down 71% Since 2010

HUBZone Contracting Dollars Down 71% Since 2010

That’s right! HUBZone contracting dollars have been spiraling out of control since 2010 with no end in sight. Before we go any further we need to explain what the program is. HUBZone Contracting Program Overview HUBZone stands for Historically Underutilized Business Zones.  This program helps small businesses in urban and rural areas gain access to […]

Is 8(a) BD Program Dying? 8(a) Contracts Down 48%

Today, we are going to look at the 8(a) contracting dollars for the last decade. (2009 – 2019). Will the result be similar to the small business contracts that we reviewed last week? Or will the contracting dollars follow the same course as total contracting dollars? That is what we will determine today. I can […]

Contracting Trends Affecting Small Businesses

Trends in Contracting Affecting Small Businesses

We are starting another series by reviewing government contracts’ historical information.  Today’s episode is on small business set-aside and government contracting overall. Why Review the trends in Government Contracting? I have noticed a decline in the number of 8(a) sole source and 8(a) competitive contracts in the State of Utah for several years.  Since I […]

HUBZone Changes Made By SBA

Important Changes To HUBZone Program

If you recall in an earlier episode, we discussed the proposed changes that SBA wanted to make to the HUBZone Program. I even told you how you could voice your opinion on those proposed changes. Well, SBA has reviewed those comments and made changes to the program. Also, these changes have already gone into effect. […]

Top 6 Mistakes – New Potential Government Contractor Make

top 6 mistakes potential government contractors make

Over the last 35 years, I have had thousands of companies approach me about becoming a government contractor. As a result, I feel that I have the experience necessary to tell you like it is. Government contracting is not for those that are not in it for the long haul. For example, it takes time […]

Small Business Size Standards

Small Business Size Standards

The majority of businesses are not aware that small business size standards exits. Ask any small business owner if they are a large business or small business and they will say small? But are they really a small business? Why does it matter? Why Does My Business Size Matter? If you want to qualify for […]

2019 Small Business Economic Update

2019 Small Business Economic Update

We all know that small businesses play an essential role in our economy. How much of an impact do they have? Well, they provide 46% of the Gross Domestic Product. That is why every small business owner needs to pay attention to the state of the economy. Besides you never know when another recession is […]

DBE Interview With Raymond Christy, SLC Airport

DBE Program - Interview With Raymond Christy, SLC Airport Authority

Federal Contracting Made Easy is interviewing Raymond Christy. Raymond is the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Coordinator for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. I have known Raymond for over a decade now and I can tell you his passion for small businesses has grown over the years. Now let’s get to that interview. Nancy […]

What is the DBE Program?

What is the DBE Program?

What is the DBE Program? That is today’s topic.  DBE stands for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. It is a government contracting program administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Before we go any further let’s talk about why the DBE program was created. Why Congress Created the DBE Program? Congress created the DBE Program to minimize […]

Government Contract Disputes and Claims

Government Contract Disputes & Claims

As a small business owner, the better educated you are the better decisions you can make.  This is especially true when you have a material disagreement or issue relating to a government contract.  This could result in you having to file a dispute or a claim with the government through the Contract Disputes Act. Contract […]