Tag Archives: Small Business

Survey: Small businesses, government brace for another government shutdown

By Gloria Larkin   Many of America’s small business owners are, simply put, worried. These entrepreneurs, who employ nearly half of all U.S. private sector workers, are worried about the still looming government shutdown, the ongoing debacle that’s been driven in part by disagreements concerning federal government spending. The first shutdown was averted late on... Read More

Goals Smashed: $162.9 Billion in Federal Contracts Awarded to Small Businesses

By Gloria Larkin There was recently big news out of the Nation’s Capital with the Small Business Administration’s announcement that the Biden-Harris Administration exceeded its small business contracting goal of 23% in fiscal 2022. When all was said and done, that number reached an all-time high of 26.5%. This historic level amounted to $162.9 billion... Read More

A Big ‘W’ for Small Businesses

A Big ‘W’ for Small Businesses By Gloria Larkin There was great news for small business contractors in early November, when the Oakland, Md.-based HUBZone Council announced a huge win. The good word came after the Department of Defense (DoD) released its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 update, which concerns the agency’s efforts to enhance the cybersecurity practices... Read More

Biden Expanding COVID-19 EIDL Program

Biden Expanding COVID-19 EIDL Program By Gloria Larkin Many small businesses are feeling stuck. In some cases, their economic recovery has stalled and may even be backsliding. Relief funds, which can result in economic hangovers anyway, are running out. And bottlenecks have begun to appear in the credit market. To address these issues, President Joe... Read More