Directory of programs for minority, women and historically disadvantaged businesses with direct links to the program’s websites and registration sections. Taking advantage of these programs helps small and minority businesses beat the competition. ...

What do we mean by three levels of government? Naturally, the highest level is the U.S. Federal Government, the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Second is the state level, covering agencies of state governments and other statewide public entities. ...

In this video we cover several steps required for certification as a small business contractor. Every level of government in the United States is required to set aside a portion of their awarded bids for small businesses. ...

Before a supplier can submit their proposal for a RFP, often they must first be registered with the government entity or agency that advertised the bid. Registering differs depending on the government entity; the federal government has a strict registration and vetting process, each state...

Any business in the United States with a majority owner who belongs to a qualifying group can become certified as a Minority Business Enterprise – an MBE - and/or as a Women Owned Business – a WBE. ...

One way your history of military service can be rewarded is through government bidding and contracting processes. Any small business based in the United States that is 51% or more owned by one or more military veterans may qualify as a Veteran-Owned Small Business ...

Many government contractors are finding that expanding their service area helps them when attempting to work with the government. ...

You may feel that large state and federal level government entities are not the best places for your business to start competing for public contracts. Instead, you may want to begin working with smaller local government and public entities. ...

We’ve covered registration as a government contractor in a prior video. However, before preparing a bid proposal make sure you understand the pre-registration requirements of the entity requesting bids and, if necessary, ensure that you are properly registered as a contractor with that entity. ...