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. ...

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. ...

A Government Pre-Bid Meeting for goods and service contracts is a meeting of procurement agents/representatives and contractors who are bidding on an open opportunity, before the bid is actually due. ...

In this video series I refer to government “bids”. Strictly speaking, though, a bid is only one type of commercial proposal. There are a number of proposal types, and it’s important to understand the difference between them. ...

A government contract entity / agency is a term used to describe a particular governmental group; city, county, state or federal. For example, the government of the City of Houston, TX is an entity. ...