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Small Business Contracts

Put That Handshake Deal in Writing

Nina B. Ries | Posted 12.08.2014 | Small Business
Nina B. Ries

Business attorneys negotiate and analyze contracts on a daily basis. Though we know from years of experience dealing with parties who are both agreeable and adverse, it can often be difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to know what to focus on.

7 Key Ways to Increase Your Small Business Chances of Winning Government Contracts

Helen Callier | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Helen Callier

As your small business starts swimming in the Federal market while continuing to grow on the local and state levels, know that there are key strategies required for success in winning contracts.

Five Legal Myths That Can Cost You a Fortune

Jack Garson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Your mom already warned you: Just because everyone else is doing something doesn't mean you should. Remember the bridge?

How to Get Out of a Bad Lease

Jack Garson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Leases and labor are two of the biggest costs for many businesses. In these cost-conscious times, companies have already made painful cuts in staff, but often view their leases as inescapable handcuffs. Wrong.

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.

Obama's Plan to Close the SBA Will Sink the Economy and His Approval Rating

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The one and only agency in Washington to assist the 28 million American small businesses is the SBA. The agency is charged with managing the single largest economic stimulus program in U.S. history to assist small businesses.

Obama Wants to Close the SBA to Cover Up Fraud, Not Save Money

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Could it be that President Obama intends to try and close the only agency in Washington that assists the nation's 28 million small businesses?

Small Business Administration Head Leaving Soon, Why No Replacement Announcement?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

It was over six months ago that the Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills announced her resignation. The Deputy Administrator ...

Small Business Administration Cheats Small Businesses Again

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

One good investigative journalist could end this 10-year-old federal contracting scandal and stop the government from cheating America's 28 million small businesses out of over $200 billion a year. Just one. Where are you?

Should the Federal Government Be Giving Small Business Contracts to Fortune 500 Firms?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Ever since the economy took a nosedive in 2008, I have watched with total amazement as presidents, Congress, economists and the mainstream media have totally and completely ignored the single most important factor in the U.S. economy: Small businesses create virtually 100 percent of the net new jobs in America.

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.

Washington Ignores Simplest Solution To Job Creation And Economic Stimulus

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama and Congress are serious about stimulating the economy and creating jobs, they will stop giving federal small business contracts to large corporations. But I doubt you will see that happen.

Feds Miss Major Small Business Goal

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Small Business

Main Street lost out on billions in 2011 because the U.S. government missed its goal of awarding 23 percent of all federal contract dollars to small b...

NAACP Silent as Federal Contracts to Minority-Owned Small Businesses Drop

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm surprised that the NAACP has been silent on an issue that strikes at the heart of the organization's mission. That is, federal contracting with small businesses owned by minorities has dropped significantly in the last year.

Anti-Small Business Corporate Giants Want the Small Business Administration Closed

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Make no mistake -- anyone that talks about closing the SBA is anti-small business and is simply marching to the beat of the Fortune 500 firms that unfortunately have tremendous control over Congress.

Do Apple, Bank of America, GM and Chevron Sound Like Small Businesses to You?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The most recent data from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) shows that last year the Obama administration diverted billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world.

Marcus Baram

Study: Small-Business Contracts Going to Giant Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Some of the world's biggest companies are benefiting from a program meant to help America's small businesses, according to a new study. Lockheed Ma...

Republican Candidates Are Ignoring America's Chief Job Creators

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If anybody running for president really wants to create jobs and bolster the economy, they're going to need a plan that involves America's 28 million small businesses.

The Government Is Trying Everything to Create Jobs Except the Only Thing That Will Work

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

For years I've been listening to pundits and politicians talk about job creation in America and I'm constantly stunned and frustrated because no one is talking about the single most fundamental issue related to job creation in America: small businesses.

Could a Simple Bill Save the World Economy?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama really wants to create jobs and save the world economy, he will keep his campaign promise and support and sign the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act.

President Obama's Jobs Plan Has Three Major Problems

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The first problem is that $300 billion is much too small to stimulate an economy the size of the United States. The federal government bailed out AIG, one company, for approximately $150 billion.

CATO Institute Needs to Look at the Facts Regarding the SBA

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

If the CATO Institute sincerely wants to help get our economy back on track and create jobs, they need to support small businesses, federal small business contracting programs, and my campaign to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants.

SBA Loses Legal Battle Over Crisis Management PR Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The proposal to combine the SBA with the Commerce Department is just the latest attempt by the government to cover up billions of dollars in abuse while dismantling small business contracting programs.

Why Did President Obama Hide Record Small Business Numbers

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Last Friday, as I predicted in my August 6 and August 24 Huffington Post blogs, the Obama Administration, right on queue, released the latest Small B...