small business

  • How a ‘small’ business can grow during a contract

    One of the enduring questions of the ages, at least in government contracting, is what counts as a small business and what happens when it grows bigger during the course of a contract?

  • Government’s reputation as prompt bill payer among shutdown’s casualties

    Shutdown’s impact on contractors: It’s not just the lack of new work that hurts. They’re not being paid for work they’ve already done.

  • The federal role in protecting small business

    The FTC’s Rosario Mendez discusses the actions taken by the agency to inform and protect small businesses from scams.

  • Why small business owners and investors should get involved

    Amelia Friedman, co-founder of Hatch Apps, discusses how her startup is helping to expand access to software and app creation. Friedman also explains why it’s important for investors in startups and small businesses to be partners, not just funders.

  • The voice of the DC Inno Beat on the rise of Richmond

    Kieran McQuilkin, new market editor at D.C.’s American Inno, discusses the D.C. tech community and some of the hottest new and rising trends for innovation in the region.

  • How to actually encourage DC innovation

    Jack McDougle, CEO and president of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, discusses some of the ways the entrepreneurial community and the government can work together to spur innovation and economic growth, for the entire D.C. region and beyond.

  • What makes women great small business owners

    Diana Hage, CEO of RFID Business Solution, discusses the difficulties in changing the trajectory of a small business, as well as the specific advantages women have when it comes to owning and leading small businesses.

  • Air Force starts new initiative to harness the power of startup companies

    The new program blueSHIFT will help the U.S. Air Force focus on awarding contracts to creative, small businesses, Secretary Heather Wilson says.

  • 5 critical mistakes small business contractors should avoid

    Jim McCarthy, chairman of the board of directors of Novume Solutions, Inc., suggests ways small businesses can be successful federal contractors.

  • Turning the tables on start-ups

    Encore Solutions President Dr. Nicole Priester and TSI President Al Thomas join host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how the federal government can benefit from working with start-ups and small businesses. July 10, 2018