Diane Dennis of Monk and DBug, LLC, known as "Diane at TheContractorsGroup.com" since 1999, is launching a new website and newsletter focused on making life easier for contractors - InformedContractors.com.
Early on in Diane's contracting career, she learned that there was painfully little information available for contractors. Now she feels the exact opposite it true. There's too much information, some of which isn't really accurate, so much so that it's virtually impossible for a busy contractor to find time to wade through it all and find reliable and practical solutions that will lessen their hassles and increase their income.
The federal government is mandated to award 23% of its prime contracts to small businesses every year, which amounted to $97 billion in 2009, according to preliminary data from the SBA. And contracts from the February 2009 stimulus have been particularly lucrative for small businesses, as nearly 30%, or $7.4 billion, have gone to Main Street firms. Continue reading
Trying to apply for a government contract can be a daunting task. There are many requirements that need to be met from business size to socio-economic status. While the task may seem daunting, there are a multitude of resources available to small business owners mentioned during this panel discussion from our Teaming USA launch. Continue reading