11 Jan 2017
SBDC: SBA Small Business Certifications
The U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world, awarding approximately $500 billion in contracts every year. Before you can begin doing business with the government your business must obtain the proper certifications. Federal, state and local governments offer businesses opportunities to sell billions of dollars’ worth of products and services. Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurement’s be set aside for small businesses. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts.
This workshop will cover the basic certifications required to do business at the federal level. This two hour workshop will provide an overview and eligibility criteria for the following certifications: Small Business Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economic Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)/Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Small Disadvantage Business/8(a) Business Development Historically Underutilized Enterprise