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Thoughts on Small Business and Response and Recovery During COVID-19

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Napoleon Hill, author of multiple books, including Think and Grow Rich and The Master Key to Riches, once said, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Though it can be hard for some of us to consider a benefit or opportunity right now, in the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources – 27 Feb 2020

COVID-19 Signs and Symptoms

With all of the information floating around about the novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19), here is some recent information available and links to relevant sites that you may want to bookmark for the most accurate and updated information. First, when compared to influenza for the 2019-2020 season, the prevalence of COVID-19 pales in comparison:  As […]

CMMC V1.0 – Level 1 Compliance – Understanding the Resources and Appendices

So, as a Department of Defense contractor (Prime or Sub), you have determined that you need to achieve at least Level 1 certification within the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) V1.0, though are unsure as to what Level 1 compliance entails.  This article marks the first of several that will dive into each of the […]

Small Business DoD Contractors – Be Alert, CMMC Has Arrived

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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 […]

Effective Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

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 […]