- Register your business in a portal called System for Award Management (SAM). This helps your business get noticed by government agencies. Registration is free, but requires specific company data, e.g. DUNS number, NAICS code, etc.
- Certify your business as a government contractor. More information on the SBA's website.
- Learn which government agencies buy your type of products and services before responding to any solicitation on USAspending.gov.
- Use all available resources to find information that will save you time and money. For example, starting Wednesday the Give Me 5 program, a joint program between American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy, will begin hosting free webinars to provide an overview of how federal contracting can be a tremendous growth opportunity for women business owners.
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