Register for Government Contracting

Federal, state and local governments offer businesses the opportunity to sell billions of dollars worth of products and services. Many government agencies require that some percentage of their procurements be set aside for small businesses. Once you have classified your … Continue reading »

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 Contracting Opportunities

So you’re convinced that contracting with the federalgo vernment is a smart way to grow your business. But how do you find out about available contracts in the first place? This section lists the information you need to get started, … 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 »

The Patenting Process

I. Overview of types of protection of intellectual property; different strokes for different folks. A. Patentable “invention” 1. Utility patent for an “invention” … that is novel, non-obvious and useful: a. article of manufacture b. machine or apparatus c. composition … 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 »