Small Business

Small Businesses can receive free assistance with regard to federal contracting or subcontracting.

Contract Opportunities for Small Businesses & Contracting Basics


General Small Business Assistance Information

  • SBA/SAM (CCR) Sites: If you are a small business and you are not listed in the SBA's Dynamic Small Business Search Database, you may be missing opportunities. You can self-enter data into this database, if you qualify as a small business (see if you qualify). You first need to create a record in the System for Award Management (SAM) (formerly Central Contractor Registration CCR) and then, on the last page of that registration, you will be given an opportunity to create a record in the Dynamic Small Business Search Database.


  • PTACs: PTACs are federally funded centers and programs situated in every part of New England and New York, as well as around the rest of the country, to help businesses find contracting and subcontracting opportunities and help them to understand the contracting process.  Find your PTAC


  • Small Business Administration: Find out about SBA's various programs to assist small businesses, particularly as to the HUBZone Program, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Woman Owned Small Businesses, and small business size standards.


  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDC): These are small business assistance programs located throughout the country to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. Find the SBDC Office nearest you