Tag Archives: government contracts

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Government Agencies Miss the Mark in Hiring Women-Owned Businesses

Agencies fail to meet contract goal for female-owned enterprises

Reports show that government agencies have failed yet again to award at least 5 percent…

By Courtney Connley

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Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Women-Owned Small Businesses Make Great Gains in Securing Government Contracts

In 2012, women owned small businesses were awarded 182,791 contracts worth $11.5 billion

There have been many great gains for women-owned small businesses, however, the average award remains…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Minority Contractors Fight For More Fed Dollars

Federal agencies fell short in contracts awarded to black-owned firms in 2012 but hope to boost spend in 2013

The latest numbers show it’s more difficult for minority firms & African American-owned firms in…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Women Owned Small Businesses Continue To Lose Out On Government Contracts

Government agencies have little incentive to award contracts

Losing out at a faster rate than that of male-owned small businesses.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Randal Pinkett: Breaking Down Billion-Dollar Contracts

Company CTO Lawrence Hibbert also weighs in on new government opportunity

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and company CTO Lawrence Hibbert talk once-in-a-lifetime opportunities after landing…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Former ‘Apprentice’ Winner Scores Billion-Dollar Contracts

BCT Partners to offer STEM services and training

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Partners recently scored deals with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

By Sasha King

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Fire When Ready

When Marvin Carroll’s Tec-Masters Inc. landed its first military contract—a $25,000 deal to support a…

By Alan Hughes

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How To Obtain SBA Certification

See how one small business owner secured millions in government contracts

Obtaining government certification as a minority-owned or disadvantaged business small business can be advantageous for…

By Renita Burns

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Find Business Opportunities with Government

Entrepreneurs must be proactive and creative to gain capital and contracts

Entrepreneurs with imagination, chutzpa and hustle will be among those that find lucrative opportunities. DASNY…

By Derek T. Dingle

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MEDWeek: Small Businesses Seek Suitors

The SBA's mentor-protg program can open doors to contracting opportunities

SBA’s mentor-protégé program enables large companies to provide a variety of assistance to 8(a) firms,…

By Joyce Jones

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Home Base: 5 Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Your guide to running a home based business

With woman entrepreneurs elbowing their way into highly competitive industries, it takes more than a…

By Renita Burns

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is Back But With Baggage

In his second term, he still has a lot to prove

As far as inauguration’s go, Cory Booker’s second term installation as mayor of Newark was…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Lobby

These seven mistakes can prove costly when dealing with the government

For small business owners, cutting through the red tape in order to deter a local…

By Alan Hughes

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: The Nitty Gritty of Government Contracts

There's more to doing business with Uncle Sam than forms and certification

I’ve long been fascinated with the process of securing a government contract. The largest purchaser…

By Renita Burns

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SBA Works to Strengthen Its 8(a) Program

Proposals set to open up access to more businesses

The Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive review of its 8(a) program and will…

By Joyce Jones

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MED Week Attendees Connect With Bonding, Lending Sources

Small firms get advice on how to secure additional funding

As most small business owners who attended the Minority Business Development Agency’s MED Week knows,…

By Joyce Jones

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The Contender

Billions of dollars are available in government contracting. Are you ready to do business?

During these times of economic duress, there’s actually room for growth—you just have to know…

By Brittany Hutson

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Small Businesses Struggle Against Government Contract Fraud

Some believe firms must expand to combat abuse

More than two years ago, the African American owner of a southwestern engineering and construction…

By Joyce Jones

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