Government Contracting

Are you ready to make the federal government your client?  

4 simple steps for getting started Government contracts are a big opportunity for small businesses. The federal government allocates at least $5 of every $100 contract dollars to women and minority-owned small businesses each year, according to the Small Business Administration. State and local entities are following suit so that minority and women-owned businesses get

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Getting Certified: What WBOs Need To Know

By Jacqueline Hayes, MBA Chief Marketing Strategist + Principal Crayons & Marketers  – Nashville, TN   The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year. This process can be daunting, but with the help of this checklist below, you will be well

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Accessing Contracts and Government Work: The System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is useful for any business or entity that wishes to pursue grants or government contracting opportunities. SAM combines federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system, including: Central Contractor Registry (CCR), Federal Agency Registration (Fedreg), Online Representations and Certifications Application, and Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)

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Frequently Asked Questions When Seeking Training and Business Assistance

The following list of resources to help you take advantage of the several free counseling and training programs that are available to assist you in starting and growing your business. From low cost business training and free mentoring, selling to government, finding access to capital and expanding your business internationally, these partners can help get

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Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

The HUBZone program provides contracting assistance to companies located in historically underutilized businesses zones as prescribed by the SBA. The primary purpose of the program is to encourage economic development and increase employment in these distressed urban and rural areas.

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8(a) Business Development

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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