New HUBZone Regulations!!
Newly approved Historically Under Utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) regulations have been enacted since December 26th 2019. EvereTech is currently an active HUBZone organization with experience providing successful Management and IT Professional Services throughout the Federal Government.
A Brief Summary of the Changes have been listed below:
Summary of Ruling:
EvereTech's CEO, Andrew Everett, completed a seven month "Emerging Leader" program hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The course included over a 100 hours of classroom time per participant and provided access to experienced mentors, specialized workshops, connections with peers, city leaders, and the financial community.
“The businesses in our Emerging Leaders classes represent some of the finest small businesses in our district,” said Anthony Ruiz, SBA San Antonio District Director. “I applaud each of these owners for their commitment and desire to advance their business.”
EvereTech attended an SBA Regulatory Reform Forum event hosted by the San Antonio Small Business Administration (SBA) and Launch San Antonio (SA). Events similar to this have arose because of presidential executive orders on regulatory reform. As a result, the SBA Office of Advocacy has conducted forums with small business in efforts to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern them the most.
This was a great opportunity for small businesses such as EvereTech to educate the Office of Advocacy on how we are impacted by federal regulations. Additionally, the information gathered at the forum will be utilized to inform agencies, Congress and the public on what specific regulations can be modified or removed to help small businesses.
EvereTech attended the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Procurement Technical Assistant Center (PTAC) at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Business Matchmaking event was hosted by the UTSA PTAC and was well represented by local buyers such as the 502d CONS; Air Force Installation Contracting Center; Texas Department of Information Resources; City of San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute, UTSA, Univeristy of Texas at Austin, to name a few.
Business Matchmaking Benefits
Meet a variety of prime contractors and government agencies to raise exposure and increase opportunities for small business clients.
Diversifying the customer base is critical to ensure sustainability in an ever changing economy. However, most federal suppliers predominately support the federal market. Conversely, many state, local and county suppliers generally stay within their market area and rarely branch into the federal market. EvereTech previously fell into one of the categories, however, we made an effort and implemented it into a strategy to reach out to state, local and county governments to ensure they are aware about our capabilities. Many supplies and services transfer from agency to agency. My recommendation is for any business no matter what the size to look for other markets to expand into. Below I have included a to-do-list for respective companies looking to expand into either the federal government market and/or the state, local and county market.
Entering the State, Local and County Government Market:
Entering the Federal Government Market: