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Small Business Resources

To help you learn more about small business, listed below are an assortment of resource types.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Office of Small Business Program Brochure
  • Small Business Set-Aside Programs [PDF]
    An overview of the requirements and components of the various set-aside programs and the statutory and regulatory language authorizing the various set-aside programs
  • Guide to DoD Contracting Opportunities
    A step-by-step approach to the DoD marketplace
  • Marketing to the Department of Defense: The Basics [PDF]
    A two-page fact sheet providing DoD marketing fundamentals
  • DoD OSBP Guidebook for Facilitating Small Business Team Arrangements [PDF]
    A guidebook which encourages small business-led teams as a strategy to increase competition and expand opportunities for small business on consolidated contract
  • Benefits Analysis Guidebook [PDF]
    A reference to assist the Department of Defense Acquisition Strategy Teams in Performing a Benefit Analysis before Consolidating or Bundling Contract Requirements
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Programs for Military Personnel 
    A program managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) offering various loans designed for military personnel
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) is making an effort to assist Disaster Area Recovery efforts and promote small business participation in debris removal and reconstruction. Small business contractors are encouraged to visit this SBA website, to obtain information on Surety Bond Guarantees for a contract related to debris removal and reconstruction. Any construction or service prime or subcontract up to $2M in value is eligible for this assistance.
  • Reference of State and Local Government Resources [PDF]
    A list of resources compiled by Senate Small Business Committee 09/2008
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)
    Doing business with the government is a big step to growing your business. Provide local, in-person counseling and training services for you, the small business owner. They are designed to provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments. PTAC services are available either free of charge, or at a nominal cost.
  • BusinessUSA 
    An Economic Development Initiative to assist and support U.S. businesses by cataloging government and nonprofit enterprise assistance resources; matching them to specific business needs; and, streamlining access to the programs and services needed most. The goal of BusinessUSA is to help emerging entrepreneurs and established companies around the country overcome challenges, exploit opportunities and connect to the right resources to advance their objectives
  • Is Your Small Business Ready to Sell to the Government
    An SBA blog post with nine questions to ask yourself about your small business' readiness to make a successful leap into government contracting.

Small Business Links

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