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National Disasters: How to Work with FEMA

How to work with FEMA after a National Disaster.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Andrea Lewis, PTAC Specialist     The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has to react quickly in response to… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/09/national-disasters-how-work-fema/

Set Asides for Government Contracts

A look at the different groups that have federal contracts set aside specifically for them to compete for the specific government goals for each.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   By Brett Housholder, PTAC Program Manager The federal government has certain goals for awarding contracts to certain types of… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/08/set-asides-government-contracts/

Cyber Security Deadline Looming for Department of Defense Contractors

Cyber Security Regulations Coming Due
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming If your company is a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor or subcontractor, the Department of Defense Cyber requirements are… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/05/cyber-security-deadline-looming-department-defense-contractors/

Federal Agencies in Wyoming: Who Should You Target?

How to decide which Federal agency to target for finding government work.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Trying to determine which agency in the Federal government to market your products or services to can be a daunting task. How do you… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/03/federal-agencies-wyoming-who-should-you-target/

Government Matchmaking - How to Catch Their Eye

Government networking events are a great way to get your business in front of contracting officers making purchasing decisions for their agency. But what can you do to stand out at an event like this?
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Brett Housholder Program Manager, PTAC   Photo credit: Pixabay.com Government matchmaking events - yes, they are… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/12/government-matchmaking-how-catch-their-eye/

Tips to Prepare for Certifications

For government contracting, there are several certifications available to help businesses get an advantage in winning contracts - woman-owned, veteran-owned, minority-owned among others - but the process can be challenging if you don't prepare. These are …
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Brett Housholder Program Manager, PTAC   Photo credit: pixabay.com   Going through any government contracting… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/10/tips-prepare-certifications/

Finding State & Local Government Bid Opportunities

Using PublicPurchase.com to find Wyoming state and local government bid leads.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Andrea Lewis, Procurement Specialist   Government opportunities can be difficult to locate.  While federal opportunities… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/09/finding-state-local-government-bid-opportunities/

How Being Organized Makes Government Contracting Easier

A look at how to keep all of your relevant government contracting information - websites, certifications, usernames, passwords - organized in a way that saves you time and frustration.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Brett Housholder Program Manager, PTAC     One thing you learn very quickly when you jump into the world of… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/08/how-being-organized-makes-government-contracting-easier/

Understanding the SBA’s HUBZone Certification Program

Learn about the importance of the HUBZone certification program and how it can benefit your business.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Alyssa Lozier The SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program was implemented to help small… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/06/understanding-sbas-hubzone-certification-program/

Federal Subcontracting – A Toe in the Door or Testing the Waters?

The advantages and disadvantages of federal subcontracting.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Depending on the type of work you offer and where your business is located, subcontracting might be a good way to get started in… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/05/federal-subcontracting-toe-door-or-testing-waters/

Considering the Benefits of Set-Aside Programs

A brief overview of the set-aside programs available in federal contracting, and the benefits within each.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming (photo credit: picjumbo.com) Small businesses are often the engine for economic growth by providing jobs, innovation and bringing… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/04/considering-benefits-set-aside-programs/

Networking After You Network

A look at how to follow up with contacts after an initial meeting at a government matchmaking event.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Photo courtesy flickr.com  By Brett Housholder, Program Manager PTAC   Let’s face it, developing leads is tough, especially… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/03/networking-after-you-network/

Looking for Business Opportunities?

As a business owner, you’re always on the lookout for a business lead. Why not look within your local government?
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Local governments (cities, towns, counties, etc.) purchase many goods and services.  Depending upon the amount and other details of the… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/01/looking-business-opportunities/

Locating Government Registered Subcontractors & Getting Your Business on the List Too

Fully utilizing the SBA's Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) website to locate subcontractors and a "how to" create your own profile.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   There was a recently published blog post discussing the use of SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) website for government… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/10/locating-government-registered-subcontractors-and-getting-your-business-list-too/

Finding Government Sales Under $25,000

How the government advertises sales and why you need to have a good Small Business Dynamic Search profile in SAM.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Federal government agencies follow regulations that dictate how they advertise opportunities.  For buys estimated to be over $25,000,… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/10/finding-government-sales-under-25000/

Going through the 8(a) application process

A brief overview of going through 8(a) application process online.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   To get started with the 8(a) application process, after verifying that you meet all the eligibility requirements, it’s time to… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/06/going-through-8-application-process/

Doing Business with the State of Wyoming

Do you want to sell your goods or services to the State? Here's a short primer to get you started.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming The State of Wyoming buys a wide variety of products and services. If your company is interested in selling goods and/or services to… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/06/doing-business-state-wyoming/

Invoicing for Government Contracts

A look at different invoicing systems used by government agencies and some general tips on how to prepare ahead of time to avoid delays in payment.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Let's be honest - getting paid on time for a job well done is important to every business. When it comes to government contracts,… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/05/invoicing-government-contracts/

Applying for the 8(a) Business Development Program

Tips on preparing for the 8(a) business development set-aside program and what the application process entails.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   The 8(a) program is a set-aside program created by the SBA for small disadvantaged businesses. It offers a wide variety of… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/02/applying-8-development-program/

Why would a company want to obtain the VA’s VOSB or SDVOSB Certification?

Why a company would want to get the VA's VOSB/SDVOSB Certification?
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming The short answer as to why you’d want to certify through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) is because your company would then be… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/01/why-would-company-want-obtain-vas-vosb-or-sdvosb-certification/

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