Government Updates

This GoVets Category is dedicated to provide updates to our Government Buyers throughout the year!  

  1. A Comprehensive Guide for Veterans: Setting up Your Business and Becoming a Certified Veteran-Owned Business

    Veteran-Owned Business Certification Guide - Top Organizations & Benefits - Brought to you from GoVets

    As a veteran transitioning from military service, you may be considering starting your own business. An essential aspect of this journey is becoming a certified veteran-owned business, as it can offer numerous benefits and opportunities. This comprehensive guide will help you navigate the certification process and provide valuable insights into the top certifying organizations, reasons for seeking certification, common reasons for denial, and the most sought-after certifications by Fortune-500 companies. By understanding the various certifying organizations, their specific requirements, and the benefits they offer, you can make an informed decision about which certifications are most suitable for your business. Furthermore, you'll discover the importance of these certifications for small and large businesses alike and how they can contribute to your overall success. This guide aims to provide you with a solid foundation to pursue certification, helping you take advantage of the resources and opportunities available to veteran-owned businesses, ultimately supporting your entrepreneurial goals.



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  2. Sales Tax Evasion in E-Commerce: Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Sellers and Choosing Trustworthy Businesses like GoVets

    E-Commerce Sales Tax Evasion - Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Sellers and Choosing Trustworthy Businesses like GoVets


    The rise of e-commerce has revolutionized the way we shop, making it easier and more convenient than ever before. However, it has also led to a rise in sales tax evasion and potential fraud in the market. As a result, consumers need to be cautious and vigilant when making online purchases and take steps to protect themselves from fraudulent sellers. Sales tax evasion is a serious problem that plagues many industries in the United States. However, it has been particularly rampant in the e-commerce market. According to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the total revenue loss due to e-commerce tax evasion was estimated to be between $8 billion and $13 billion annually in the year 2017.  This article will explore the prevalence of sales tax evasion in e-commerce in the USA, highlight warning signs of potential fraudulent sellers, and provide guidance on how to report them to state and federal agencies. Additionally, it will offer tips on how to

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  3. A Guide to Government Procurement and Purchasing: How to Make Informed Decisions and Choose the Right Supplier

    A Guide to Government Procurement and Purchasing: How to Make Informed Decisions and Choose the Right Supplier

    This guide provides an overview of government procurement and purchasing for government buyers. It covers topics such as the criteria that government buyers use to evaluate products, the importance of compliance with regulations, and the various methods for making purchases. Additionally, it explores the benefits of choosing a supplier like GoVets for micro-purchase orders, including special pricing, free shipping, compliance with regulations, and a range of products. Whether making purchases above or below the micro-purchase threshold, government buyers can use this guide to make informed decisions and ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used effectively.

    This article also discusses the benefits of choosing GoVets for government micro-purchases. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), GoVets offers government buyers a range of advantages, including competitive government pricing, free shipping, and access to millions of products. Government buyers can also request quotes, search for "Made-in-USA" and TAA-compliant products, and benefit from 100% USA-based customer support. By choosing GoVets, government buyers can maximize value and support while supporting a small business that is committed to serving the government.

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  4. Price Gouging by Government Contractors: Risks, Consequences, and Solutions

    Price Gouging by Government contractors

    The GSA Schedule program offers a streamlined procurement process for government buyers and provides access to a wide range of high-quality products and services from qualified contractors. However, the program is not without its challenges, and one of the biggest concerns for government buyers is the risk of price gouging by contractors. In this blog post, we will discuss the issue of price gouging by government contractors and its impact on taxpayers,

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  5. The Benefits of Mentor-Protege Agreements for Small Businesses, Enterprises and Government Contractors.

    GoVets Mentor

    What is a Mentor-Protégé agreement?

    A mentor-protege agreement is a formal agreement between a mentor and a protégé in which the mentor agrees to provide guidance and support to the protégé in exchange for the protégé's commitment to learning and personal development. This type of agreement is often used in professional settings, such as in the business world or in the context of government contracting. The agreement outlines the goals and exp

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