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  • Small businesses do big business with the federal government. Think about the possibilities of generating sales and revenue with the government. Remember, the U.S. government is the world’s largest customer and it by law, is required to purchase items from small businesses. The Small Business...
    September 09, 2016
  • So you think you're ready to sell to the government, but is the government ready to buy from you?Government buyers are a discerning group. After all, we trust them to make the right procurement decisions with our taxpayer dollars. Yet, despite the fact that formal goals are in place to ensure...
    March 18, 2015
  • There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting, including determining if your business qualifies for small business certification, getting a DUNS number, registering with the System of Award Management (SAM), and more. But what about preparing your...
    December 05, 2014
  • Hundreds of small businesses enter the SBA’s 8(a) business development program each year, but when those companies graduate, continued success and favor isn’t a given. The playground is a lot flatter, your sole-source advantage is gone and the competition is fierce.As you enter the five...
    October 27, 2014
  • Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it.Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that a company (along with its affiliates) can be to qualify as a small business. These standards are used to help...
    October 20, 2014
  • Despite recent budget cuts, the U.S. federal marketplace remains a lucrative opportunity for small businesses. The federal government typically spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every year and the law requires that 23 percent of these dollars be awarded to small businesses.But doing...
    September 22, 2014
  • If you are a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program or have a small business located in an area of high unemployment or low-income, then the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program could be for you!  7(j) Management &...
    September 08, 2014
  • Small businesses are the key to advancing America’s economy by bringing cutting-edge, high-impact technologies to the marketplace that improve health care, strengthen our military and protect the environment. However, small businesses often have difficulty competing with larger technology...
    July 07, 2014
  • If you’re interested in adding the government to your list of clients – but want to get your feet wet first – consider subcontracting. As a subcontractor, you can perform part of the work on another business’ contract (of the ‘prime’ contractor) without dealing...
    May 28, 2014
  • Did you know that the SBA has a program designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace? If you’re interested in government contracting, the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to small businesses for which you might be...
    March 26, 2014

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