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SBA launches online training on how to win federal contracts

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a new online training course to helpsbalogosmall strengthen access to contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged individuals, and veterans.

The training course, “Recovery Act Opportunities: How to Win Federal Contracts,” is part of a federal government-wide initiative announced last month by President Obama and being led by SBA and the Department of Commerce.

“Government contracts can play a key role in helping small businesses turn the corner in terms of expansion and job creation,” SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills said.  “But make no mistake, the benefits the government receives are equally as impressive— working with small businesses allows the federal government to work with some of the most innovative companies in America, often with direct contact with the CEO.”

As part of the outreach to small businesses, the comprehensive online course uses both audio and script to provide information about the federal marketplace, contract rules, and, most importantly, how to sell to the government and where to find contract and Recovery Act opportunities. The new training portal is a free online training course designed to assist entrepreneurs during economic recovery. This self-paced, instructional guide provides an overview of the federal procurement process.

The Recovery Act Opportunities course is available on SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov or directly at . The course is indexed by subject matter to allow ease of use, and it includes multiple direct links to additional contracting resources.

The Recovery Act Opportunities course includes direct links that highlight the best contracting resources and engages small business owners in the contracting process. The course also includes practical and fundamental steps to engage business owners in the federal contracting arena. 

It is one of more than 24 online tutorials offered by the SBA, and is available 24/7. 


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