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Government Contracting Tips – Starting Small

When most of us hear the words “government contracts,” we likely envision huge, multi-million dollar contracts being awarded to large corporations.  While most contract awards are on a much smaller scale than this example, it can be difficult for new...

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WOSB – How to Self-Certify

Today, the SBA’s highly anticipated WOSB 8(m) program takes effect and many women owned small businesses are eager to find out how to get their company certified.  While the SBA will eventually have a list of approved third party certifiers,...

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SBA WOSB 8(m) Program – Eligibility

This Friday, February 4th, the SBA’s Woman Owned Small Business final ruling is scheduled to take effect. This is shaping up to be an exciting year for woman owned small businesses, but like most government programs there will be some...

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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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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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