SBA Sets Goals To Have Small Business Included In Contracts

The SBA sets goals to include small businesses in their contract awards each year.  The normal goal is twenty three (23%) percent and they have been unable to reach that goal for several years, although, they are getting closer to reaching it. You need to begin doing whatever is necessary to get your share of … Read more

How To Get Help Finding Contracting Leads

One of the biggest challenges that contractors face today is finding good contracting leads.  The slow economy has caused a lot of companies to put their expansion plans on the self until there is more stability. This has made the competition tougher.  There are fewer projects and the big dogs are going after them like … Read more

Are You In Compliance With This OSHA Requirement?

Recently one of my good friends had an incident with OSHA that I need to pass on to you.  If you are not familiar with the OSHA requirements; you need to get familiar because it could cost you a lot of money in penalties. Getting back to my buddy; he is an electrical subcontractor and … Read more

Government Procurement Changes You Need To Know About

It is no surprise that the economy has had a devastating impact upon the construction industry.  I maintain that there are still a lot of opportunities out there but you definitely need to work smarter rather than harder. As a new member in the construction industry; you need to keep abreast of the news and … Read more

SBA – News Release For Region IX – 2012

My office received this notice from the SBA!  Hope the informatoin helps! Welcome to the Spring Edition of the Pacific Region Quarterly!  Region IX, which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific territories, continues to lead the way on SBA lending, with more than $2.2 billion loaned so far this fiscal year!  Overall, … Read more