SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION
SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION
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If you are a small business owner you could be missing out on a lesser-known revenue stream – “set-aside” contracts. Government agencies, along with corporations that do business with the government, are mandated by law or corporate policies to spend approximately 20% of their budget with small disadvantaged companies.
Many small businesses offer products and services that government agencies are looking for, but lack the staff with the training and time necessary to obtain the appropriate certifications. In addition, any business owners can feel overwhelmed from just looking into the process, and give it up as too complicated and confusing in spite of the obvious upside possibilities. FIA Solutions can take the guesswork out of deciding which certification is right for your business and help you prepare and file the necessary paperwok for contracting success. FIA Solution’s experts have the experience to help you identify the right certifications for your business and can assist you in obtaining them in the shortest possible timeframes for a reasonable fee.
What Are the Benefits of Government Contracting?
Build a stronger business through government contracting:
• Consistent, dependable income: Government contracts can provide steady monthly income, helping to grow your business and hedge against slow periods of non-government work.
• Add strength to your company portfolio: Government agencies look good on your client list, so using them to strengthen your portfolio can make you very attractive to other potential clients.
• Increase the value of your business: Ongoing contracts can boost the value of your business when it comes time to sell, and attract larger buyers in your industry.
• Assurance of payment: By law, government agencies must pay contractors within a pre-determined timeframe.
• Steady growth for your business: Government contracting, once mastered, can be the perfect growth strategy for your business.
Getting Started in Government Contracting
Prepare your small business for government contracting in three easy steps:
1.Gather your pre-certification documents: “Don’t Worry!!! We will help you with these too”
•D-U-N-S Number: Used to identify and track your business, issued by Dun & Bradstreet.
•EIN: Employer Identification number, issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
•NAICS and SIC Codes: The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) system is used to classify the industry your business occupies and have largely replaced SIC codes.
•Register with the System for Award Management (SAM): The SAM is an online federally maintained database of companies that want to do business with the federal government. Government agencies search the database for prospective vendors.
•Make sure your business is financially sound: It’s important to have at least two years of tax returns ready and a clear plan for how you will finance additional staff and materials if necessary for contracts.
2.Search FedBizOpps.gov for contracting opportunities that fit your business.
3.Contact FIA Solutions for assistance with the certification you need to start bidding on local and federal contracts