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The Impact of New WBE Certification Rules on Federal Sub-Contracting Reporters

There are new requirements coming to the Federal Procurement Program for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). The WOSB program recognizes Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) companies. It is administered by the SBA and the guidelines are incorporated in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Starting in October 2020, the SBA will require valid certification to be recognized in the program and be eligible for set aside or sole source contracts (Tier 1).

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The Economic Impact Hosting a World Cup Has on a Nation

The 2026 World Cup was announced June 13, 2018. The much-awaited announcement declared that the United Bid - a combined bid from the US, Mexico, and Canada - had won, cementing a 2026 World Cup in North America. The United Bid denied Morocco the chance to host The ‘Cup by winning a vote of 134 to 65 by FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. The locations are still in flux, but the World Cup is coming to North America.

But 2026 feels like a lifetime away. So why are we talking about it now?

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A Quick Guide to Small Business Size Standards [2018 Update]

The definition of a small business enterprise is a fluid one, changing based on ever-shifting market conditions. This is important because of the various benefits afforded to businesses that are classified as small. As such, less-than-large businesses need to stay current on small business size standards, as do supplier diversity programs that want to keep accurate supplier data.

In this article, we answer common questions faced by small business owners as well as the new size standards.

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