Follow Us: Small Business Tip of the Day: Uncle Sam Tightens Purse Strings
current events, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

If you do business with the federal government, your financial future might be dimming a bit. According to the National Association for Business Economics, the automatic sequestration spending cuts will cause government buying and investment to decline 2. 3 percent this year, which is more than double the 1 percent drop originally projected.Luckily, the group revised its projections for personal consumption spending upwards, projecting a 2.3 percent increase for 2013 and another 2. Read more… Small Business Tip of the Day: Get Ready to Do Business With the Government
Business, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
9 May 2013

Did you know that in 2012, the federal government acquired over $90 billion of goods and services from small businesses? How you can get your share of the pie is probably your next question. Before you begin the lengthy process of bidding for government projects, you’ll want to get all the information you can. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), located all over the country, offer many services at little or no cost to help you determine whether you’re eligible (or ready) to do business with Uncle Sam. Read more…

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…

Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Events
Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
27 June 2011

Did you know there is roughly $27 billion in contracts set aside specifically for women business owners? Thanks to the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, which went into effect on February 4, women business owners have a greater chance to win government contracts. In fact, the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy estimates that the program could benefit approximately 684,000 of these companies. American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) are offering a free, one-hour tutorial on Wednesday, June 29 to teach entrepreneurs how to market their companies to government agencies. Read more…

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