Small Business DoD Contractors – Be Alert, CMMC Has Arrived

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On December 17, 2019
Many reading this post are aware there are significant changes coming for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors (prime or subs) in 2020 and it is essential to be getting ready for these if you intend to continue with existing DoD contracts or obtain new ones.  Currently, DoD allows a business to self-certify compliance to controls […]
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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – A Game Changer for DOD/Government Contracting Businesses

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On October 16, 2019
Here is a brief update on something called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).  This is a game changer for government contractors dealing with DOD in either a prime or sub contracting capacity and goes into effect January 2020 (timeline below).  For those aware of the significance of CMMC, there is a true sense of […]
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2019 GrowSMART

  • Posted by Trudy Lawrence
  • On August 1, 2019
Sept. 11, 2019. SBDC GrowSmart is a dynamic program for owners and senior managers of growing businesses.
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Effective Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On July 9, 2019
We recently closed out the 1st half of the year and many small businesses are currently in the process of forecasting for the balance of 2019.  Many savvy small businesses understand the value of revisiting their strategic plan at the mid-year point. Those small businesses are asking themselves relevant questions such as what went right during […]
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Change – Win With It!

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 5, 2019
Throughout my life there has been one constant factor in my business and sports career and that factor has been change. When I first entered professional football it was quite an adjustment. I had to change my routines and communicate to my new team, especially the snapper and holder, the critical value they bring to the […]
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When Managing Your Business, Think of It as A 3-Legged Stool

  • Posted by Helen Sutherland
  • On March 4, 2019
Running a business can sometimes be a frenzy of decisions and actions that it’s difficult to know how they’re affecting the direction of the company.  For some, the realization comes a little too late and the business goes into crisis mode. Consider looking at your business as a 3-legged stool where you can’t afford a […]
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Why StartSMART and GrowSMART? The Value of Business Training

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 5, 2019
A guy I used to work with in public safety, Steve Mattoon, used to say, “In a critical situation, we do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”  That statement is as true in law enforcement and the military as it is in running a small […]
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SBA Disaster Assistance: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 1, 2019
On the evening of Tuesday, October 10th, Hurricane Michael entered the state of Georgia as a Category 3 hurricane.  According to the National Weather Service, “Hurricane Michael was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall along the Florida panhandle as well as the first major hurricane (Category 3+) to directly impact Georgia since the […]
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