Plan Now or Fail Later – Why your Wrap Rate Matters

by Andrea Winey

Written by John Janek, CEO, cBrain North America. Learn more about the Loudoun GovCon Initiative and upcoming events, click here. The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce has a lot of great events that it holds throughout the year.  The Government Contracting committee typically pulls together a number of these events focused exclusively on the government contracting community.  And […]

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Deliver Uncompromised: The Department of Defense’s Latest Security Initiative

by Andrea Winey

This post originally appeared on Aronson, LLC‘s website. Thank you to the authors, Payal Vadhani & John Peatross. Join us for our upcoming Loudoun Tech Coalition event, Policing the Cloud, on October 29th. Register Here In recent months, the Department of Defense declared a new initiative called “Deliver Uncompromised,” which aims to improve the private sector’s […]

SBA Loans to Buy a Business: Requirement Changes!

by Andrea Winey

By Ted Lauer, Senior Vice President, Access National Bank Effective January 1, 2018, the requirements to obtain an “7a” loan from a bank, backed by the guaranty of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to buy a business are changing. As background, SBA does not make loans directly to businesses, it has a loss-sharing agreement […]

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It’s Never Too Soon to Think About the End

by Andrea Winey

By Jay Gruendl of Corporate Results, Inc. There are very few instances in business where someone will say, “It’s too soon to start thinking about that,” and this definitely applies to having an exit strategy.  While many of the financial metrics used in the initial valuation of the business can be maximized in the 18-24 […]

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New Contract Award, Now What?

by Andrea Winey

By Karen Long, Streamline Government Contracts, LLC For more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here Between now and September 30, ‘tis the season for the Federal Government to issue contract awards as they wrap up fiscal year 2017. If your company is one of the fortunate contract award winners, there are required actions you must […]

Introduction to Facility Security Clearance

by Andrea Winey

By Ade Odutola, Solvitur Systems LLC & Imo F Etuk, MathCraft Security Technologies, Inc. Companies that wish to do business with the federal government and handle national security information must obtain a confidential, secret, or top secret Facility Security Clearance – or FCL. The clearance can be awarded by the government after an investigation determines […]

Loudoun Chamber Teams with Telos Corporation on Obtaining Facility Clearances Event

by Andrea Winey

Lansdowne, Virginia – Join the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s GovCon Initiative on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to explore the importance of security clearances for businesses hoping to obtain government contracts. Hosted by Telos Corporation, a 2017 Cogswell Award winner, this event will provide attendees with practical knowledge and best practices from industry experts who […]

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Leveraging and Protecting your HubZone Small Business In the SBA’s New Environment

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dean Daisy, of Daisy & Collins LLP for this articleFor more information about the GovCon Initiative, click here. Around this time last year, the SBA announced sweeping changes including the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program and new HUBZone Joint Venture opportunities.  Is your HUBZone business taking advantage of these changes?   Are you ready to […]

The Joint Venture Financing Conundrum

by Andrea Winey

Matt Stavish, Vice President, Republic Capital Access For more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here. Government Contractors looking to gain a competitive advantage are utilizing Mentor / Protégé relationships and subsequently forming unpopulated joint ventures to go after opportunities.  The joint venture or shell company can create a cash flow crunch to one or more […]

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Loudoun Chamber GovCon Initiative Announces Teaming with Local Partnership govmates

by Andrea Winey

The Loudoun Chamber GovCon Initiative is proud to partner with govmates, a local teaming partner platform for government contractors.  The govmates matchmakers have built a robust database of small and emerging government contractors from which to identify teaming partners.  Each small business in the govmates database has provided granular data about their company – past performance, contract vehicles, capabilities, set-aside […]

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