The following list of resources provides information concerning small business programs and free government websites that support opportunity research and marketing.
Small Business Resources
The following resources may be useful for starting or running a business, accessing government programs, business tools and a myriad of resources small businesses can use for government contracting support, especially in the federal government arena. These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent endorsement by General Dynamics.
The official business link to the U.S. government. Contains a wealth of information for business owners, ranging from doing business with the federal government to business plans, state and local, etc.
U.S. government official web portal that contains information for businesses and links to government statistics, small business offices and many other links of interest for doing business with the government.
BUZGate is a resource portal for start-up, small and medium-sized businesses that contains a variety of information and links related to small business on federal, state and local levels including links to small business development centers located throughout the U.S.
Selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with governmental agencies.
Government Business Research Resources
The resources below can help companies in researching government data and doing market research to support business and marketing plans, allowing companies to be opportunity-driven and better understanding where future opportunities in government contracting exist. These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent endorsement by General Dynamics.
Website for the federal acquisition community and the government's business partners. From this site you can access shared systems and tools to help you conduct business efficiently. It also provides a wealth of acquisition information including links to Federal Acquisition Regulation, FedBizOpps, Performance-Based Acquisition and a multitude of others.
Created by OMB Watch, this site is a free, searchable database of federal government spending. With over $14 trillion in federal spending, this tool allows you to research contracts and companies that receive them, in addition to other data sources related to government spending.
FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. This website allows you to research past government procurement trends and future opportunities.
SizeUp works by analyzing a business in comparison to other similar businesses in the same trade and provides geographic information on the marketplace, areas recommended for advertising and prospective customers.