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“BIG FISH, little pond”

This post will start with a definition of key terms used throughout.  They are as follows:

“BIG FISH” = large business

“little pond” = small business and the 23% of federal contract awards 

There are far too many “BIG FISH” swimming, hunting and feeding in our “little pond!” Everybody seems to know it, but no one in power really wants to do anything about it.  No one wants to change it and fix it.  Perhaps no one has the incentive to change it.  What is the reason for not taking real, substantial, substantive measures to identify and severely punish ALL violators?  We all have our differing opinions about that question. 

So, if we have “BIG FISH” feeding in the “little pond,” are we really getting 23% of ALL federal contract dollars coming to our small business community?  Of course not!  Looks like we have to continue to fight for everything we get, even things and opportunities promised to us in the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997.  

Don’t get so caught up in the ruse of fighting this national tragedy and this national disgrace of the “BIG FISH” feeding in the “little pond”.  Otherwise, we will end up fighting each other over a larger piece of that juvenile 23% of federal contract dollars promised in statute to the small business community. 


See you on the high ground!



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