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Event Alert: Free Webinar Tomorrow on Winning Government Contracts
Entrepreneurship, Events, Shonali Burke
16 August 2011

Small businesses received $98 billion in government contracting opportunities in 2010. Despite this enticing number, many small businesses are staying on the sidelines and missing their fair share. The federal government has a benchmark goal of awarding 23 percent of spending to small businesses and an additional 5 percent to women-owned small businesses. Read more…

How to Take Advantage of the SBA’s Women’s Procurement Program
Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts, Women In Business
How to Take Advantage of the SBA's Women's Procurement Program
9 February 2011

Lourdes Martin-Rosa has over two decades of experience in helping small businesses navigate the government procurement landscape and serves as American Express OPEN Advisor on Government Contracting. She recently spoke to us about what the SBA’s Women’s Procurement Program, which took effect last week, could mean for women entrepreneurs. The SBA’s Women’s Procurement Program – which took effect on February 4 – is great news for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and will boost the federal government’s efforts to finally reach its procurement goal to award 5% of all contracts to WOSB. Read more…

Webinar Alert: Winning Government Contracts
Events, Shonali Burke, Women In Business
Webinar Alert: Winning Government Contracts
15 December 2010

Heads up: if your business sells – or wants to sell – to the government, this webinar might be for you. The federal government spends roughly $500 billion every year on goods and services; in 2009, it spent $96. 8 billion on products and services supplied by small businesses.More than $33 billion of that was spent with small, disadvantaged firms and $16.4 billion with women-owned small businesses. Read more…

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