Have you ever wondered how to make the government your next customer? If so, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is a wonderful resource for your business. The SBA has a full website page dedicated to contract support for small businesses and federal government contracting opportunities. The requirements and qualifications vary depending on the program but many revolve around employment numbers. The SBA provides basic information through webinars, videos, articles and webpages.
The 8A Business Development Program, Women-Owned Small Business Program, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business and the HUBZone Program are just a few of the SBA programs that are available.
Dorchester County is a county-wide designated HUBZone. The designation permits qualifying businesses in the county better federal contracting opportunities. The Dorchester County Economic Development Office assists local companies going through HUBZone certification by providing resources, workshops, and individual consultation to assist businesses completing the certification process.