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    christy.jackiewicz
    OSBU is in the process of developing a Fan Page on Facebook.  Why?  Because we want to be where small businesses access their information.  We are expanding where you can get the information you seek.  Whether it is training events, procurement opportunities, GSA updates or regional news - we want to meet you where you go for answers.  We have also added Twitter to Facebook and what we post to Facebook will go on Twitter and of course it will all come here to interact thorugh our RSS Feeds.  We are also updating our website which is scheduled to go live by EXPO next week as well as an updat
     
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    WebGirl_Lisa
    I joined the Facebook page for OSDBU after I attended the procurement conference in DC in April. I really learned alot, made some great contacts, and even gained a client from it. I truly recommend it for folks new to government contracting.
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    christy.jackiewicz
    OSBU will be attending the OSDBU Conference in Chantilly in April, the GSA EXPO in May and the Veterans conference in August.  There is a lot going on and we are excited about all the opportunities to share with you.  If this is new news to you then I encourage you to check our our events website at www.gsa.gov/events - you never know what your missing.  We also have events going on across the country that are just for small business - we will be updating the interact calendar in the next months to make sure you have multiple resources to get the info
     
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    christy.jackiewicz
    On Tuesday, April 5th I sent a message to our Regional Small Business Utilization Centers to invite them to participate in the "Small Business Solutions" Group on Interact.  We have 11 regional offices that are comprised of almost 30 employees across the nation.  These offices have such a wealth of information to share that include procurement opportunities, couseling, training and education for small business as well as policy and other interesting informaiton to help you grow.  As we expand our outreach through Interact make sure to provide feedback as to what is helpful and any new chall
     
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    Jim O.
    Interact may rival Twitter and Facebook for conversational topics related to doing business with Federal Agencies in general and GSA in particular.
    christy.jackiewicz
    Betty - thanks for the input on finding info on USA.Gov.  It is a trusted source of information that spands througout the government agencies.  Also for finding your OSDBU Director in other agencies check out http://www.osdbu.gov/members.html....Read More
    christy.jackiewicz
    I know there was a request for a digital download to help small business work with our agency.  Go to www.gsa.gov/smallbizguide for the 2011 Doing Business with GSA!
    christy.jackiewicz
    Hello Small Business Community,We have just updated our site to include a short cust to some marketing materials and other resources.  Please visit www.gsa.gov/smallbizguide to download the latest "Doing Business with GSA" publication,...Read More
    christy.jackiewicz
    BuckinghamsThanks for joining us - the discussions vary depending on the questions.  Both government and business are providing questions and answers.  This post was designed to let our members know that the Regional Office's of Small...Read More
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    christy.jackiewicz
    So it's 7:04 PM and I still have small business on the brain.  We just did a brain storm to develop a webinar or video to really get projects out to small busienss.  We are pretty focused on our Veteran opportunities since it's the only goal we are just shy or exceeding.  We mapped out a plan and will pitch it next week to get buy-in.  We are hoping this will be just one more way small business feels we are advocating for them.  We know that in the end the customer needs to be happy and small business is our customer.  I'm going home and I'll be back tomorrow with new ideas and new plans to
     
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    christy.jackiewicz
    My RSS Feeds are finally updating but unfortunately they are only posting my Twitter favorites (www.twitter.com/gsaosbu).  So now I need to figure out how to get my Feeds to update from postings.  However, I'm glad to add more information to the site and looking forward to learning more ways to access and share information. Check out the RSS Feeds I have posted.  They include events, contract opportunities and other.  Make sure to follow OSBU on Twitter f
     
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    christy.jackiewicz
    Today I was determined to conquer the RSS feed and get it on her from our TWITTER account.  I tried everything from a our URL to making up URLs that I thought would work.  After much research, trial and error I finally got the RSS feed for Twitter to work.  Now I just have to figure out how to get it to update to my most current post.  When it finally worked it posted an entry from a week ago even though I have posted almost daily since that time.  Something else to figure out.  Small Business you keep me on my toes.  Enjoy the site, look around and don't forget to provide feedback so we ca
     
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    Pjcj2005
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    VA FSS Service
    Check out the VA FSS Service RSS feed to stay in the loop on the VA Schedules Program! http://www.fss.va.gov/pressreleases/summary.asp -VA FSS Service(p) 708-786-7737(e) helpdesk.ammhinfss@va.gov(w) http://www.fss.va.gov
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    christy.jackiewicz
    In an effort to provide greater access to small businesses who are seeking opportunities with out agency, we have developed a series of training classes that are free and accessible through webinars.  We are also re-designing our website to ensure information can be found more easily and we are updating our marketing materials to include more information about "Doing Business with GSA".  We recognize the need to give small business more, to ensure you have access to the information that will help you be a successful agency partner.  Presentations, Webchanges, Marketing Materials and more ar
     
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