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  • “Government contracting.” “Small business certification.” You’ve heard the phrases before, but what do they really mean? And does it really matter for your small business? Maybe – and maybe not. Let’s cut through all the noise and define these phrases in a...
    January 21, 2014
  • If you’re just getting started in the world of government contracting, you’re not alone if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed! Entering the federal marketplace is one unlike any other – but there are specialized resources to help you succeed. A great one to take advantage of...
    December 12, 2013
  • Are you a veteran-owned small business and thinking of selling to your former boss – the U.S. federal government?Part of the mission of the SBA is to provide assistance to veterans and service-disabled veterans who return home to start, resume or grow their businesses. In addition to...
    January 31, 2013
  • Are you thinking of breaking into the federal government contracting marketplace in 2013? This lucrative market is worth nearly $100 billion in sales to small businesses each year, but selling to the government is quite different than selling to the commercial sector.For example, the government...
    December 06, 2012
  • Selling to the federal government can seem daunting for many small business owners. However, the market is lucrative – approximately $100 billion in contracts are awarded annually to small businesses – and once you have your foot in the door, it can be a profitable, long-term revenue...
    August 09, 2012
  • Own a small business? Perhaps you’ve heard about small business certification, but do you actually need to certify your business as small? For most small businesses, the answer is no. But if you want to take advantage of business opportunities such as selling to the government (a.k.a....
    August 01, 2012
  • The U.S. federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year. However, for many women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) competing in this lucrative market has been tricky. In fact, in recent years, WOSBs received only four percent of the $400+...
    March 21, 2012
  • SBA’s small business programs range from guaranteed loans to disaster assistance and procurement programs.  But how can you know if your business qualifies for SBA assistance?  After all, what makes a small business “small” and a large business “large?” ...
    February 10, 2012
  • Did you know the U.S. federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? It’s a lucrative business opportunity, indeed!However, selling to the federal government demands a completely different go-to-market approach than does the commercial...
    February 08, 2012
  • The U.S. federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. And while understanding the ins and outs of how to register as a government contractor and then making sense of how the government buys is necessary, all too often, one of the most overlooked areas of doing...
    September 10, 2009

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