Last month, we reported on a series of online tutorials the U.S. Small Business Administration recently launched to help small businesses that are seeking funding. Now, the Administration has launched another vehicle for small business owners. Certify.sba. gov, is a new website to further streamline and improve the application processes for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the federal government.
According to information released by the SBA, the federal government purchases $500 billion in goods and services annually, and approximately $100 billion of those goods and services come from small businesses.
Initially, the website will focus on Women-Owned Small Businesses. Over the next year, additional federal contracting programs will populate the website.
SBA is committed to being as nimble and agile as the small businesses we serve, said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. The launch of Certify.sba. gov is just another way SBA is leveraging the power of technology for Americans. This new website first focuses on closing market gaps for women entrepreneurs in the federal marketplace by featuring the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program as we work toward breaking federal contracting goals for a second year in fiscal year 2016.