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You may take it for granted that your company is a "small business". The distinction is important if you wish to register for government contracting as a small business.
Find out how SBA works with federal agencies to help small businesses win government contracts.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classifies business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. economy.
Learn about the definition of – and qualifications for – a small business and why it's important to know your status.
Before you can bid on government proposals, you need to obtain a Dun & Bradstreet, or D-U-N-S, Number, a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your business.
Once you have classified your company based on the established size standards, you are ready to begin registering to do business with the government.
These free online courses can help you understand the basics about contracting with government agencies.
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