Small Business Administration - Qualifying as a Small Business
Women-Owned Small Businesses
The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible women-owned small businesses.
8(a) Business Development Program
How SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
This program provides procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled-veteran-owned small business concerns.
Small Disadvantaged Businesses
Firms that are considered to be small disadvantaged businesses can compete for certain federal contracting opportunities.
All Small Mentor-Protégé Program
This new program was established to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts.