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Small Business Assistance

For current information about government assistance programs for small businesses affected by the coronavirus, visit the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website.

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Provides a step-by-step guide for selling to the government, with tips on bidding, marketing, and competing for government contracts, and links to free online courses.
  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
    Provides an online system that allows minority business firms to register the company with the MBDA’s database to access contract opportunities and other resources.
  • Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU)
    Through outreach activities in regional offices, promotes increased access to GSA’s nationwide procurement opportunities for small, minority, veteran, HUBZone, and women business owners.
  • GSA Training Programs
    Online and onsite courses for vendors and small business, for federal employees, and for state and local government officials.
  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
    Located in every state, these centers advise and train businesses in financial matters, including certification procedures for small and minority businesses. They are an excellent first stop for any business, especially those with little or no previous experience in dealing with federal procurement.