Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZones)

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses.

8(a) Business Development Program Certification

This internet-based system is designed to help you organize and complete the materials required to obtain certification in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

On-Line Reading Room

SBA's resource library provides an abundance of information to assist you in many different areas of running your business. Whether you're seeking information on small business lending, understanding the cost of employee benefits or reviewing publications on strategic planning, you'll find it here.

Dynamic Small Business Search

If you want to generate a list of competitors or B2B prospects based on specific criteria you can use the Dynamic Small Business Search site to bring up a list of businesses by state, NAICS code, ownership demographic, or any other criteria.

8(a) Mentor Protégé Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Mentor-Protégé program enhances the capability of 8(a) participants to compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program encourages private-sector relationships and expands SBA's efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of 8(a) clients.

ACQUISITION CENTRAL

This is the website for the federal acquisition community and the government's business partners. From this site you can access shared systems and tools to help you conduct business efficiently.

You will find the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Agency Supplemental Regulations, the Acquisition Reform Network, and the Federal Acquisition Jumpstation (federal agency procurement sites Registrations, Federal codes & specifications).

To do business with most government agencies, you must register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Before you register you need to get a Dun & Bradstreet number and also need to identify industry and federal supply codes pertinent to your Business. The following sites will allow you to complete the CCR registration.

MARKET RESEARCH TOOLS

If you want to increase your chances of getting a Government contract you must identify who is buying what, how much is the Government paying for, who are they buying it from, and when is going to be the next purchase.

Department of Defense

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