How to Certify as a Small Business under Federal Guidelines

The Federal government sets aside certain contract bid opportunities exclusively for small businesses. In order to compete for these contracts, you must first register as a vendor with the federal government. As part of the registration process, you will be required … Continue reading »

Federal Small Business Certifications & Audiences

As the owner of a small business, you may qualify for specific U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs based on a variety of factors. Before you can begin business with the government your business must obtain the proper certifications. Small … Continue reading »

Federal Government 8(a) Business Development Certification

In order to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the market place, the SBA created the 8(a) Business Development Program. The following article discusses what the 8(a) Business Development Program is, benefits of the program, goals and requirements, eligibility and … Continue reading »

What is a SIC code? What is a NAICS code?

A SIC code, or Standard Industrial Classification code, is a four-digit number assigned by the government to various distinct business industries. Its purpose is to numerically represent the entire field of economic activities: agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, and trapping; mining; … Continue reading »