Small government contractor? Here's a not-so-hypothetical situation.
Let's say as of this week, your company is one with average revenues or employees that are roughly half of the current small business size standards. That positioning will likely undergo significant change on March 12, 2012
when 37 size standards
are increased, allowing more than 8,000 "other than small businesses" a rebirth in the government contracting assistance programs for small businesses.
What's this mean for you and the other companies facing this new obstacle?
On hearing this news, one of our members summed it up this way:
The SBA effectively just screwed my company and every other small business that should have been able to compete this year as our direct competitors graduated out of the small business category. I reckon in 5 years they will increase the $14M to $21M or $30M - the SBA just put me and a whole lot of other truly "small" businesses out of business.
For more insight on the impact of these increases, check out my blog below as I share my concerns that happen to be shared by many of America's small businesses.
The ASBC offers a portfolio of useful resources to help small, medium and large companies capture relevant and timely information and relationships to augment their government contracting efforts. Call us at 800-422-4960
, email us
, or stop by an event to learn how membership can help you succeed in 2012 and beyond!
Stay tuned for details of upcoming in-person and web-based events designed to help you find and win more government contracts (and subcontracts)!
Have a productively fantastic week!