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How to get a government contract

Document everything. With so many items to keep track of, it can be difficult to manage a paper trail, Thompson-Dolberry says. “But this documentation is necessary as it is often referred back to during project debriefings.” Update your records frequently and store emails and government contracts neatly in a safe secure place. Sloppy documentation can hinder businesses from securing contracts and carrying out present deals. Since business conduct is apart of the brand you create as a entrepreneur a reputation as a shoddy manager can hard you in attaining future contracts.

Additional Resources

To locate the SBA district office nearest you, go to SBA.gov.

The CCR handbook to help you with the profile registration process is available on the Web.

To locate other government contracts, visit Fedbizopps.gov.

The General Services Administration operates Acquisition.gov, an on-line community that provides access to federal regulations, training opportunities, and systems such as the CCR database.

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a not-for-profit organization and American Express OPEN teamed up for Give Me 5: Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracts. For more information visit GiveMe5.com.

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