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Podio 10 Things

Manage your Business on the GO: Ten Operational things you can do when you manage your company from the cloud.   The cloud-based management system can allow you to track the workflows and day-to-day operation of your business in a more efficient and smarter way.  A whole operation or just a specific project management process with your employees where you can be tracking the status. It is important to implement this process with a flexible platform that does not require that your business has to become an IT business but can adapt to your needs.   The reasonable price is...

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Twelve Step Program SBA

Twelve Step Program for Federal Procurement Contracts http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2467   Valerie Colman Program Manager, Primer Contracts, Office of Gov. Contracting SBA Houston District Office   Dealing with the Federal Government can- at times- seem like a difficult task.  However, with a little patience, persistence, and perseverance on your part — your efforts can be rewarded in the long run.  To assist you, we developed a procedural step-by-step process that will enhance your potential for success.  Good Luck!   Become familiar with the following websites for Government Contracting:   SBA Office of Government Contracting (GC): HERE  http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2467; Title 13 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Part 125): http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=b9312ac169f6f8ad9a370861048d716a&rgn=div5&view=text&node=13:1.0.1.1.19&idno=13 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html SBA offers a wide array of programs and hands-on assistance to small businesses considering the federal marketplace.   Go to http://www.sba.gov/content/government-contracting-field-staff-directory where you can identify local contracting experts who can be an invaluable resource to you, whether you are new to government contracting or are currently doing business with the government and are seeking advice on how to deal with a particular issue.   From the Contracting Section under Contracting Opportunities: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/contracting-opportunities you will find links to additional procurement-related programs and assistance such as;  Subcontracting, Federal Business Opportunities, GSA Schedules, Green Contracting Opportunities, Federal Procurement Database Systems – Next Generation, USA Spends, Contracting of Manufacturing, Contracting Opportunities for Energy Efficient Businesses. For Federal Agency Acquisition Forecasts of upcoming government...

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TXDOT – DBE Contractors Guide

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Contractor’s Guide Author: Texas Department of Transportation The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program was created to provide a level playing field for small disadvantage business to do business with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and other agencies receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Disadvantage business include: Asian-American African-American Hispanic Native American Women The Texas Department of Transportation’s Civil Rights Division (CIV) created a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Contractor’s Guide to provide guidance for DBE contractors on the federal and state requirements of the DBE Program. The Guide contains the processes and procedures...

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Getting Cetified as Hub

Name(required) Email(required) Website Message CERTIFICATIONS Minority Certification Certification Criteria To become a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), your business must meet the following requirements. Both current and historical facts are considered in determining ownership qualifications and participation in the management and operations of the company. United States citizens. Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. For the purposes of NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the...

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