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Small Business Matters

While the government market can and has benefited many small businesses, working with the U.S. Government also means unusual and complex challenges.

That’s where I can help. Small businesses are the heart of the American economy. The entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses challenges the status quo and provides significant value.

There is tremendous opportunity for small businesses to work with the U.S. Government. However, many, even those owned by prior government employees or former military members, are often not aware of government programs that will help them grow and are surprised by the challenges arising from the acquisition process.

The U.S. Government has established many certifications and programs to help small businesses succeed. These programs include:

  • Certifications such as 8(a), Alaskan Native, HUBZone, minority, veteran- or woman- owned businesses
  • Mentor-Protégé program
  • SBIR-STTR programs

Small companies benefit from my knowledge of and experience with the U.S. government to realize their opportunities and to set themselves for success when vying for U.S. government contract work. Affiliated companies, ownership and control and subcontracting scope have specific requirements. With the SBIR/STTR program, there are also necessary steps to identify, segregate, mark and protect intellectual property.

Additionally, I advocate for small businesses on a variety of topics and regulatory or legislative proposals using insight gained from my clients, background and participation in industry associations. The Articles section of my website has relevant and timely content about these and other matters that all businesses should be up-to-date on when it comes policies, government contracts, compliance and small business requirements.

I can help navigate the various laws and regulations for these and other small business matters.