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Feb 03 2020

The federal government is the world's largest purchaser of goods and services. Find out how you can win government contracts.


The SBA is now on Instagram - @SBAgov

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How to Do Business with the Federal Government

 

Did you know the U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world? Every year, it awards more than $500 billion in contracts. Of those prime contracts, the federal government must set aside 23% for small businesses. SBA provides several programs to help small businesses win federal contracts. Get started with our contracting guide. 

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Government Contracting Networking Opportunity

The U.S. General Services Administration is hosting its first ever Federal Acquisition Service Training Conference in Atlanta on April 14 - 16. You will have the opportunity, as an attendee and/or exhibitor, to engage with more than 3,000 federal contracting professionals and officials. There's also a training event that will help you navigate the federal procurement marketplace. 

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2020 Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Vision: Japan Insight

David Glaccum, Associate Administrator for SBA's Office of International Trade

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement went into force in January. Businesses can work with SBA and Resource Partners to take advantage of reduced costs and new market access.

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Get Inspired: Small Business Success Story

Reynolds Welding & Fabrication has grown steadily, building a loyal customer base since Jerado Reynolds founded the company in 2005. The Connecticut-based business, owned by Jerado and his wife Joyce, now has more than 15 workers. Reynolds Welding & Fabrication builds stairs, rails, structural beams, and columns throughout the region. 

Read Reynolds Welding & Fabrication's story


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SBA and FDIC Updates Money Smart Modules

The SBA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released two updates to the popular Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. The updated modules focus on banking and credit. They are available for SBA Resource Partners, financial institutions and economic development organizations. 

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How to Choose Productivity Software That Empowers Employees

Only 34 percent of workers in the U.S. say that they’re fully engaged at work, an increase from past years. This still leaves a lot of room for employers to improve.

The software your small business uses to collaborate with employees can make a major impact on their engagement and productivity. 

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