Doing business with local, state and federal governments is one way to ensure a steady stream of business income and expansion. But, how can you get started? Start now to brush up on government contracting by reviewing the resources below, then plan to attend the upcoming “Matchmaker” event December 4 at Manchester Community College. Meet thirty federal agencies and prime contractors and network with 200 small business owners. Register here.
Since government contracting can be complex, this day will help you build a network of resources and put you in touch with people who know the ins and outs.
The resources for New Hampshire-based businesses are numerous. The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program (NH-PTAP) should be your first stop. They offer specialized assistance with preparing to and developing contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies. Click through to read more. The NH SBDC offers companies assistance in strengthening their operations and financial picture to prepare them for government contracting. Finally, the U.S. Small Business Administration has its own Office of Government Contracting and offers e-courses and tools for companies competing for government contracts.