FedBizOpps.gov Part One – How to Register

Government Contracting Tips – Using the Right Codes

NAICS CODES

NAICS, PSC, FSC… The government certainly likes to assign seemingly random numbers to everything.  However, these codes are how government agencies determine what your business does and if they have a need for your products or services.  One digit out...

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Government Contracting Tips – Importance of Accurate Registration

Government Contracting can be an exciting opportunity for businesses both large and small.  Even in hard economic times, when everyone’s tightening their belts, the government still needs to spend money to keep running.  As has been discussed in previous blog...

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Marketing to Government Buyers Pt. 2 – Sell Yourself

So you read through our last post about marketing to federal buyers and think you’ve spotted a few agencies that may be interested in what you’re selling.  What do you do next?  There are a few good strategic moves you...

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Government Contracting Tips – Videos

The following videos are part of the SBA's "Strategies for Growth" series.  Despite their brevity, they share a lot of great information and advice from both the Small Business Administration and entrepreneurs who have succeeded at getting government contracts.  They...

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Government Contracting Tips – 5 Tips for Success

Ask anyone who has worked government contracts in the past and most contractors will agree that it takes time and effort to land your first contract.  This can be a tough pill to swallow for a lot of small businesses...

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Quick Overview of the WOSB Program

Thanks to a recent final ruling by the U.S. Small Business Administration last October, women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) can look forward to exciting opportunities starting February 4, 2011.  In an effort to level the playing field and give women a...

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Marketing to Government Buyers Pt. 1 – Finding Buyers

In some ways, marketing to the federal government is just like marketing to other businesses:  You have to find out who is buying your product or service, and then reach out to them directly.  Luckily, there are two largely underutilized,...

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Why Do You Need to Market to the Government?

Many small business resources advise business owners interested in federal contracts to market to the government, particularly for contracts under $25,000.  But why is marketing such a smart move for potential contractors? Unlike larger biddable opportunities, contracts under $25,000 are...

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