Breaking into the federal or state procurement processes can offer significant potential for your business. Many regulations require governments to promote small businesses when awarding contracts, especially women-, veteran- or minority-owned businesses. You can use these tools to find out if you qualify and how to start competing for federal or state dollars.

Have you heard about federal procurement as an opportunity for your business, but don't understand how to get started? This overview serves as a starting point for small business owners interested in learning more.

You know you're ready for your business to compete for federal contracts, but you don't know how to navigate the red tape involved. These steps break down the various requirements involved in becoming and staying a federal contractor.