Get Ready to Make the U.S. Government Your Small Business' Next Customer

Did you know that the federal government is the world's largest buyer of goods and services? It's a lucrative market – and small businesses play a big part. The U.S. federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year.  Learn how to get started or compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace with these resources.

The Steps:

Step 1 – Register as a Government Contractor 

Step 2 – Get a Contract Vehicle

Step 3 – Get Expert Advice from SBA Procurement Reps

Step 4 – Identify Your Target Market

Step 5 – Get Bidding

Free resources:

> Free Online Training – SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom offers a series of free courses to help you each step of the way. There are even specialized courses for women- and veteran-owned businesses. SBA's Learning Center offers additional courses, chat sessions and videos to help you learn more about government contracting.

SBA Contracting Programs – SBA offers a range of programs designed to help small businesses sell to the government. These programs include small business assistance, as well as support for groups such as women- and veteran- owned businesses, disadvantaged businesses and those located in economically distressed areas.

> Specialized Local Resources Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide local, in-person counseling and training services for small business owners who want to sell products and services to federal, state and/or local governments.

In this video, small business owners will learn how to sell their products or services to the federal government:

Learn more about government contracting, the opportunities available for your small business and how SBA can help here at 

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