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Small business is critical to our economic strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in the global marketplace. The federal government helps people start, build and grow businesses. 

  • Small Business Adminstration: The SBA provides a wide range of customer-focused programs that include financing, free business education, training and counseling, business plan development services, federal government contracting and more. The SBA Express program provides financing of up to $2 million with a simplified bank application and a turn-around time of 36 hours. Check out procurement information for those seeking federal government contracts.

Martha Soffer, Bus. Development Specialist
26 Federal Plaza – Suite 3108
New York, N.Y. 10278
Tel: (212) 264-2734
E-mail: martha.soffer@sba.gov

  • FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Commercial vendors seeking federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire federal contracting community.

  • Minority Business Development Agency: This agency is dedicated to empowering minority business enterprises for the purpose of wealth creation. MBDA develops programs in the areas of finance, marketing, education and technology. MBDA provides the technical assistance to give minority businesses the tools to become suppliers to the federal government.

  • FAA dbE-Connect: The FAA DBE/ACDBE Directory is a nationwide list of certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE). It is operated in partnership with AMAC and B2Gnow. Firms found through this search engine are actively certified by a government organization.