Small Business Actionable Intelligence is all about supporting you – the small business! And that is why we are pleased to list additional resources that can be of value to you. The following is a listing of government agencies and other groups supported by government agencies that help small businesses. They have a vast amount of resources for you to take advantage of!
1. Small Business Administration
From the website – “SBA's Role in Government Contracting - The U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world, awarding approximately $500 billion in contracts every year. The Small Business Administration’s Office of Government Contracting & Business Development works with federal agencies to award at least 23 percent of all prime government contract dollars to small businesses and help federal agencies meet specific statutory goals for small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses (WOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), and small businesses that are located in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZone). In addition, SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program assists eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in developing and growing their businesses through one-on-one counseling, training workshops, matchmaking opportunities with federal buyers, and other management and technical guidance. Learn more about SBA’s Office of Government Contracting & Business Development”
Visit - https://www.sba.gov/contracting/what-government-contracting/sbas-role-government-contracting
2. The System for Award Management (SAM)
The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to: • Register to do business with the U.S. government • Update or renew your entity registration • Check status of an entity registration • Search for entity registration and exclusion records.
Visit - https://sam.gov/
3. Data Universal Numbering System or D-U-N-S® Number
About the D-U-N-S Number Created in 1962, the Data Universal Numbering System or D-U-N-S® Number is D&B's copyrighted, proprietary means of identifying business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained solely by D&B, this unique nine-digit identification number has been assigned to over 100 million businesses worldwide. A D-U-N-S® Number remains with the company location to which it has been assigned even if it closes or goes out-of-business. The D-U-N-S® Number also "unlocks" a wealth of value-added data associated with that entity, including the business name, physical and mailing addresses, trade styles ("doing business as"), principal names, financial, payment experiences, industry classifications (SICs and NAICS), socio-economic status ,government data and more. The D-U-N-S® Number also links members of corporate family trees worldwide. The D-U-N-S® Number is widely used by both commercial and federal entities and was adopted as the standard business identifier for federal electronic commerce in October 1994. The D-U-N-S Number® was also incorporated into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in April 1998 as the Federal Government's contractor identification code for all procurement-related activities.
Visit - http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/pages/CCRSearch.jsp