Government Contracting for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Contracting opportunities with the world's largest consumer of goods and services offer tremendous potential for financial growth to women-owned small businesses. As part of the Federal Government Resources Streamlining Act of 1994, the U.S. government set a goal of awarding 5% of its contracts to small businesses owned by women. To help reach this goal, in 2011, the Small Business Administration (SBA) instituted the Women-Owned Small Business Program. This allows federal government contracting officers to set aside contracts for competition...

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