SBA is a strong advocate of minority and special audiences, and we know doing business with the government, also called government contracting, can be a very lucrative endeavor for small businesses. In addition to the contract set-asides that many government agencies provide for small businesses, a business that is classified as a minority-owned or woman-owned business can often qualify for additional concessions. SBA's program for minority certification exists to help you learn more about how to qualify as a minority-owned or woman-owned business and how that can effect your ability to bid on and win more government contracts.
For more information about women-owned businesses and contracting with the US Government, we recommend visiting http://www.womenbiz.gov/.
For more information about minority-owned businesses and contracting, please visit the Minority Business Development Agency.