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Orange

With apologies to the Crossfit disciples, I’ve been seeing orange lately. As anyone who enters their 40’s discovers, the body ain’t what it used to be!  You suddenly give a lot more thought to whether your core is strong enough. Such is life.  This past August, I decided to get off my ass and start […]

Featured Guest | Molly Siems

What is your best advice to solve the biggest problem in your industry? Break it down into smaller parts, and solve one piece of the problem. I’ve been working at tech startups for seven years now, and one thing I’ve learned is not to “boil the ocean,” taking on too much at once. Big problems are big […]

Tax Reform – WTH?

One frigid morning this week, I attended a seminar on the latest tax reform law and what it may mean to you as a business owner.  My initial key takeaways: No amount of coffee will help this make sense CPAs and Tax Planning folks are woefully undervalued – we should worship these people if they […]

DCAA Trends for 2019

After attending a seminar on DCAA Updates provided by one of the local DCAA folks, I thought I’d save you the mediocre breakfast and dry presentation to reclaim an hour of your life.  You can thank me later. Incurred Costs Proposals DCAA has been under the gun for the past few years to catch up […]

2019 Resolutions – Get your Freaking Day Back

As we ease into the year, some have already given up on New Year’s Resolutions, some are waning, and some are still diligently plugging away at it.  Congrats to those of you still at it – keep going! There’s one resolution that I think many executives have, but few achieve consistently, and that is to […]

5 Pricing Tips for the New Year

As we enter a new calendar year, we begin the madness of sharpening our budgets and pipelines.  Some of the focus ends up being on managing expenses and headcount, as it should, but often some quick and easy planning can help you to optimize your pricing strategy for the next year. To get you started, […]

The Gift of Expertise

Ever feel like you have no clue how to solve a problem or that there has to be an answer out there, you just don’t know it?  Do you google randomly trying to figure it out, only to not be satisfied with the results?  Or (if you are like me), do you just want someone […]

8(a)s and the Clock

There are many programs geared towards helping small businesses participate in the federal contracting industry.  The 8(a) program is designed for socio-economically disadvantaged folks to get their foot in the door. There are rules that are well covered by the SBA, but a key component is the non-negotaitable 9-year clock on the certification, regardless of […]