How Small Businesses Can Get Help Landing Government Contracts

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 20, 2011
How Small Businesses Can Get Help Landing Government Contracts

sba logoMany small business owners don’t know about the various programs and opportunities provided by the SBA. Today, a video on MSN’s Business on Main covered one of these programs called the SBA 8(a) Small Business Development Program. The video highlights a 5-year-old construction firm in Phoenix, Arizona, that just landed an $80 million government contract.

The government contract was landed because of the firms involvement with the SBA 8(a) program. The program focuses on providing assistance for small disadvantaged businesses especially with government contracts. This can be crucial for businesses who are approved to participate and is even more important when the economy is struggling.

The focus of the program is to provide business development support including:

  • Mentoring
  • Procurement assistance
  • Business counseling
  • Training
  • Financial assistance
  • Surety bonding
  • Other management and technical assistance

The company and owner who landed the $80 million government contract through the program is not a young ceo but the program does not have age restrictions.

Watch the video about Andale Construction and their government contract.

Have you ever used an SBA program?

This article is brought to you by MSN’s Business on Main

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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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