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Where Is the Diversity? Florida Government Spending Bypasses Minority Businesses

Lillian D. Singh | Posted 03.24.2016 | Black Voices
Lillian D. Singh

Gender and racial bias -- intentional or not -- in the process of awarding contracts in construction, architecture, engineering and professional services is a major hindrance to small business growth for minority- and women-owned companies.

A Simple Step Toward Becoming DCAA Compliant

Shaniece Bennett | Posted 02.12.2017 | Business
Shaniece Bennett

DCAA compliance can be an overwhelming task for some small contractors. Some may feel the cost to maintain a compliant accounting system outweigh the benefits. However when a contract award is up for grabs, having an existing DCAA compliant system is like having an insurance policy when you need it most.

Exclusive Interview: Lopez Says Congress Gave Contractor $2.3 Billion Blank Checkbook

Thom Senzee | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Thom Senzee

With a federal grand jury now breathing down its neck and covert recordings emerging on WikiLeaks of its former chief compliance officer saying she wo...

How New Jersey Private Schools Misuse Public Funds

Christopher Baxter | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Christopher Baxter

It was June 2013, and I had just published a major expose in The Star-Ledger about how one of New Jersey's most politically connected engineering firms parlayed secret -- and illegal -- campaign donations into millions of dollars in government contracts.

5 Insider Strategies On How To Grow Your Small Business In Government Contracting

Helen Callier | Posted 10.25.2014 | Small Business
Helen Callier

It is a must-go time for minority businesses to take calculated risks to expand their footprint through government contracting

Read the Contract: I Rushed, I Signed, I Regretted

Jack Garson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Every day, all across the country, thousands of businesses put their companies in jeopardy when they rush to sign contracts. They don't read them, they don't understand them and they are not prepared for the consequences.

Why Customers Are Disappearing, Why Higher Unemployment Is the Likely Result, and Why Many in Washington Don't Have Half a Brain

Robert Reich | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

Can we just put aside ideology for one minute and agree that businesses hire more workers if they have more customers, and fire workers if they have fewer customers?

Small Business Is the Engine of America

Phil Archuletta | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Phil Archuletta

I have been receiving many hate-letters since speaking at the RNC. Here is a response to one letter from a small business owner.

Is Progress Possible?

Gary Hart | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those who believe in a society, that to some degree we are all in this together, there are three choices: resist change, stagnate or progress. So far, no one has discovered how to progress without the institutions of government.

A Morally Reprehensible Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Trafficking in persons takes different forms. It might be forced labor, sex trafficking or bonded labor, to name a few examples. We now have people enslaved than at any time in human history, with estimates ranging from 12 to 27 million people.

GSA Scandal Is a Window to the Way Washington Really Works

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Maybe it was the fact that the administrator was forced to resign and two employees were fired. Truth be told, a lot of administration heads should probably resign. These abuses are not unique to the Obama administration; they've gone on for decades.

How The SBA Can Better Serve The Other 29,353,039 Small Businesses

Gene Marks | Posted 03.19.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Small Business Administration shouldn't be in the business of telling us how to run our business. There are plenty of highly qualified professionals out there to provide this kind of help. The SBA should be in the business of helping us do business with the Federal government.

Why Solyndra and Not Boeing

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

President Obama faces increased scrutiny over a solar energy company, Solyndra, that received half a billion dollars from the administration, only to ...

Obama To Speed Government Payments To Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Steve Holland) - President Barack Obama will announce plans on Wednesday to accelerate payments to small businesses with governm...

Jason Cherkis

Inside Bachmann's Husband's Failed Government Contract | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann may have a more personal reason to hate government funding than fellow conservatives. The GOP presidential candida...

SBA's New Web Site Is a Clunker

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a cadre of talented staff whose goal is to help small-business owners succeed. Yet, if there was ever a way to tell someone to not go into business, their newly redesigned website is it.

Winning Government Contracts: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

The U.S. government is the biggest consumer of products and services in the world. And some $500 billion of Uncle Sam's ever-expanding budget goes to ...

Quinn Reviews Blagojevich-Era Contracts In Budget Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an effort to cut spending across the board, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will examine more than 250 government contracts issued by his predecessor, ...

Scheming Businessman Holds Conference On Profiting Off "Bailout Bonanza"

Center For Public Integrity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Meet Fred Steinberg. He "will personally outline what you must know for your company to prosper under the 'new capitalism' emerging from Washington," ...

Where To Find Stimulus Contracts

Real Time Investigations, Sunlight Projects | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A company that offers outsourcing services to federal and state governments got a a contract award for $2.8 million in funds from the American Recover...