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    Feb 26, 2010

    10. The U.S. Government is the largest company in the world. Approximately $1 billion in new opportunities in the services sector of Government contracting are available to bid on by private business each day.  

    9. 95% of federal contracts are awarded to small and medium sized businesses.

    8. There are 2,000 to 5,000 new government contracting opportunities in all industry categories.

    7. A Small Business Set-Aside Program (SBSA) was developed to assure that small businesses are awarded a fair proportion of government contracts by reserving certain government purchases exclusively for participation by small business concerns.

    6. Contracts that have an anticipated value between $2,500 and $100,000 are reserved for small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, and small veteran-owned businesses.

    5. The Small Business Association (SBA) administers a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses called 8(a) which helps small businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

    4. Less than 5% of the businesses in the United States do business with the U.S. Government? WOW!

    3. America's 9.1 million women-owned businesses employ 27.5 million people and contribute $3.6 trillion to the economy.

    2. Minority-owned businesses have nearly doubled in the past two decades. A report from the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration shows that minorities own nearly 15 percent of American businesses.

    And...the number one and "OMG why haven't you been working for this customer" reason IS...

    1. The government procures services ranging from smaller scale Food Services and Janitorial projects to complex space flight systems development.

    What are you waiting for? Find out how you can start selling your products and services to the government today!

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