US Government – Your Newest Customer?

Ready to Make the U.S. Government Your Small Business' Next Customer?

Did you know that the federal government is the world's largest buyer of goods and services? It's a lucrative market – and small businesses play a big part. Learn how to get started or compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace with these resources.

Government Contracting

> Free Online Training – SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom offers a series of free courses to help you each step of the way. There are even specialized courses for women- and veteran-owned businesses. SBA's Learning Center offers additional courses, chat sessions and videos to help you learn more about government contracting.

SBA Contracting Programs – SBA offers a range of programs designed to help small businesses sell to the government. These programs include small business assistance, as well as support for groups such as women- and veteran- owned businesses, disadvantaged businesses and those located in economically distressed areas.

> Specialized Local Resources Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide local, in-person counseling and training services for small business owners who want to sell products and services to federal, state and/or local governments.

Learn more about government contracting, the opportunities available for your small business and how SBA can help here at