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SBA Launches New Small Business Supplier Training Program

Small business suppliers and supplier-hopefuls, rejoice! The SBA just announced they are launching a Supply Chain Training Initiative in partnership with Connecticut-based United Technologies (who itself just announced it will invest $19 billion into hiring US small business suppliers over the next five years). According to the official press release, the program will include “events, webinars, and [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|

Understanding Corporate Families and Relationships

Understanding Corporate Families and Relationships A company often comprises multiple divisions and subsidiaries. Taken together, these elements of a business are known as a corporate family. It can be useful for business owners to familiarize themselves with how vendors and customers fit into larger corporate families. The infographic below is intended to help decision makers [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|

Compliance for Small Businesses

Compliance for Small Businesses Compliance concerns affect companies of all sizes, but adhering to regulations and laws can be especially challenging for small businesses. These companies may not have the resources to hire dedicated compliance officers, so owners often find themselves trying to navigate such issues on their own. Key compliance issues are outlined below, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|

Surety Bonds and Insurance, What You Need to Know

Your business needs surety bonds and insurance. What you probably didn’t know, however, is that your business credit may affect whether or not you can secure these important products, and at what price.Your business credit may affect whether or not you can get insurance or surety bonds & at what price  Here are some [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|

How Could Government Low Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Impact Your Business?

If you are doing any kind of business with the United States Government, you have likely seen the acronym LPTA, which stands for Low Price Technically Acceptable. What does LPTA mean to you as a government supplier and how might it present you with challenges? What does LPTA mean to you as a government supplier and [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|

Subcontracting

Why Start With Subcontracting In some cases, typically if your business is young, it will not qualify to contract directly with certain companies or government agencies. In cases like these, you can look into becoming a subcontractor to the company in question by providing goods or services to a business already in their supply [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|

Help Stopping Late Payments

Getting Paid Late? Try These 6 Tips It's more than a simple inconvenience when customers fail to pay their bills on time. Late payments can wreak havoc with detailed cash-flow projections, limiting the amount of money you have to pay staff, vendors, and other business expenses. In a worst-case scenario, you may need to seek out a [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|

8 Keys For Women-Owned Businesses To Unlock Government Contracts

“Getting a foot in the door” when it comes to winning government contracts for women-owned businesses can seem to be a daunting task. “Set-asides” and special initiatives for women-owned businesses can be helpful, but often winning business requires a unique combination of strategy, ingenuity and tenacity. According to the Commerce Department, businesses owned by women [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|

Employee or Independent Contractor? How You Classify Workers Matters Legally

Classifying workers as independent contractors has plenty of appeal. You'll have a lot more flexibility in hiring, firing, scheduling and compensating them. You won't have to withhold income taxes, pay Social Security or Medicare taxes or pay unemployment tax on their wages. That's all good if your workers are indeed independent contractors. If they're actually [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|

Construction Business Owners: Join us for FREE at IBS 2017!

As Dun & Bradstreet's guest at IBS 2017, you get 3 days of exhibits at NO cost. Learn how you can join us at IBS next year for free!

By | October 17th, 2016|
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