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SBA eliminates mentor protégé program

In November, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final rule (85 Fed. Reg. 66146) took effect to eliminate a separate 8(a) Mentor Protégé Program in...

The world’s largest dog house in Elkridge

By Paulette Lutz When I was a child traveling on Route 1 in Elkridge with my parents, I remember passing the world’s largest dog house...

Scams target business with fake checks

News of promising vaccine trials offers a glimmer of hope to struggling small businesses and families, indicating that we might soon see a return...

Troubling trends for customer reviews

Online customer reviews tell the story of your business. When customers describe positive experiences and offer high ratings, they paint a picture of a trustworthy,...

Data security tips to boost confidence

What do Twitter, Yahoo, eBay and Equifax all have in common? Each of these companies, plus many others, have fallen victim to cyberattacks, exposing the...

Increase federal revenues now and into 2021

While the 2020 federal fiscal year ended Sept. 30, there is still time for businesses of all types and sizes to make the most...

McClarty optimistic about jobs numbers

Howard County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leonardo McClarty said the numbers in the federal government's latest jobs report are both "favorable and...

How to choose a trustworthy digital vendor

As small business owners, we’re always in search of new technologies that cut costs and save time. With social media management systems, we can schedule...

Section 889 deadline looms for Chinese threats

As of Aug. 13, every federal contractor, whether a one-person operation, or a multi-billion dollar corporation, must certify that they and their extended supply...

Awarded government contracts

The following information about awarded contracts can be used to develop prime contractor, subcontractor and teaming partner relationships on these and other opportunities. The...

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