Resources For Success
The following resources and links may provide information and tips to make you a successful government contractor. We encourage you to do as much research as possible about government contracting while utilizing some of the resources listed below:
"Government Contracting" - This is a live radio broadcast of Dannie James, President, Government Business Consultant Inc..
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) - All companies doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in CCR..
US Small Business Administration - This website provides an excellent overview of services provided by SBA..
8(a) Business Development Program - What does is take to become 8(a) certified?.
GSA Schedules - GSA Schedules: Why and How!.
FEDBIZOPPS - Look for opportunities!.
SCORE - SCORE provides small businesses with essential guidance and insights. SCORE also has free online counseling..
PTAC - PTAC's are a local resource that can provide assistance to businesses in marketing products and services to government entitities. Find one near you..
Women Business Centers - The Office of Womenís Business Ownership (OWBO) exists to establish and oversee a network of Womenís Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses..
Small Business Development Centers - The Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services..
NAICS - Everything you want to know about NAICS codes!.
Business.gov - Business.gov helps small businesses understand their legal requirements, and locate government services supporting the nationís small business community. Business.gov is an official site of the U.S. Government..
SBIR/STTR - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Through these two competitive programs, SBA ensures that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts. Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program; five departments participate in the STTR program awarding $2billion to small high-tech businesses. The U.S National Science Foundation administers the SBIR.GOV site on behalf of the federal government..
Grants.gov - Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Learn more about Grants.gov and determine if you are eligible for grant opportunities offered on this site..
Small Business Financing options - In the world of finance there are many different options available to businesses of all sizes and types. The overall goal of business financing is to raise the capital to meet your business's current needs. Those needs can range from equipment purchases to renovations, all of which will help your business to grow further in its industry. Next is to get this capital at the least cost for your business to ensure you will be able to meet the repayment obligation..