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Women’s Small Business Contracting: Does Your Business Qualify?

In 1994, The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) set a goal to award 5 percent of government contracts to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs). Earlier this year, 22 years after the goal was originally set, the SBA announced that the Federal Government had finally met — and exceeded — that goal. In 2016, the government made […]

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How Women’s Small Businesses Contracting Just Made History

Women’s history month is upon us, so it seems timely that we take a quick moment to celebrate the strides women entrepreneurs have made in the past half century…and the great strides we are making today! Thanks to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 (and their supporters), […]

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SBA Streamlines the License Process for Entrepreneurs

Building a start-up company in a day…wouldn’t that be the dream. Well, now it’s within reach! In alliance with the National League of Cities, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Start up in a Day initiative is striving to make it easier for entrepreneurs to get their business up and running by reducing the amount of […]

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8(a) Certification: The Business Development Program

The 8(a) Business Development Program was created by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the economic marketplace and gain a foothold in government contracting. The type of assistance provided is broad in scope, but gives businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs nine years of assistance (divided into 2 phases), including a […]

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Women-Owned Small Business Certification Process

Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing sector of small businesses in the country. Today, women own 30% of all small businesses– that’s up from just 5% 40 years ago (see more: SBA Press Release). In an effort to help women-owned small businesses compete and win federal contracts, the SBA created the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) […]

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