SBA PPP FAQs

Small Business Administration (SBA) released helpful FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week. Clarification is provided on when the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ (EZ) should be utilized. Specifically, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals who had no employees at the time of the PPP loan application and did not include […]

3 Bills to Track Through the Federal Sales Process

Bills and securing a federal sales contract for your business can sometimes feel like playing three-dimensional chess. There is an entire constellation of customers to take into account, numerous relationships to manage and many overlapping timelines to follow. From the outside, what happens inside the halls of power may even seem inaccessible or outside the […]

Updates in United States Congress

Several updates in Congress in the sprint to an August recess, scheduled August 10th-September 7th. Many details have been poorly or incorrectly reported in the press. Below are some wave top-level updates.

Scanning Business Environment Patterns: Developing a Weather Eye

Scanning Business Environment Patterns: Developing a Weather Eye

When operating ships and boats, weather is always a consideration; sometimes underlying, sometimes front and center. Changes in weather can appear subtle, and then suddenly forceful. To the unprepared, a storm can appear to have popped up without warning. That’s rarely the case, yet boaters find themselves in precarious positions all too often due to […]

Mastering the Trapeze Act of Timing in Federal Sales

Compared to many other kinds of sales, landing federal sales contracts is a complex process. Rather than selling just one thing to someone, you have to sell your service or product as well as influence and advantage many different people and organizations across many different domains. An intelligent and well-prepared company can launch a good […]

Highlights – House & Senate Armed Service Committees

Below is a brief senate update of the thousands of pages of draft defense authorization language working its way through the legislative process. Of note, the defense appropriations bills are not yet public and continue to undergo review at the committee level. Remember, authorizations are policy; appropriations are actual funding. Gene will remain in contact […]

What’s Normal, Anyway?

It’s hard to define what is normal anymore. For most of recent American history, we’ve taken for granted that aside from a few ups and downs here and there, we can rely on steady, predictable growth. We live in a society that is well-organized and in many ways the envy of the world. We’re accustomed […]