Small businesses are at the heart of our American economy—by supporting them, we also support our economy. Enabling small businesses to succeed protects our industrial base into the future.
All U.S. government agencies encourage and incentivize small businesses to do business with them because small businesses are innovative by nature. The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) role is to provide support and guidance on just how to do that business.
Just a few examples of some businesses the SBA wants to do business with are:
- Women-owned business
- Disabled-veteran-owned businesses
- Small disadvantaged businesses
Below you will find links on qualifying as a small business and a number of special small business categories the administration has defined that might be of interest to you based on your ownership structure:
- Qualifying as a Small Business at: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/qualifying-small-business
- Women-Owned Small Businesses at: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/women-owned-small-businesses
- Small Disadvantaged Businesses at: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/small-disadvantaged-businesses
- 8(a) Business Development Program at: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/8a-business-development-program
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses at: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/service-disabled-veteran-owned-businesses
- HUBZone Program at: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program
Check it out and let us know if this information is helpful and give us feedback on your experience communicating with our government’s Small Business Administration.