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Small Business Assistance

Government Connect


Contracting, Certification, and Procurement Opportunities


Grow your business today with local, state, and federal certifications, contracting, and procurement opportunities.


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Did You Know?

The federal government awarded $154.2 billion dollars in federal prime contracts with  with an increase of $72 billion in subcontracting to small businesses in 2022.

Some 27.2 percent of total federal contracting funds went to small businesses.

Some 5% of all federal contracting awards are designated to be awarded to 8(a) firms annually.

Some 5% of government contracting is geared to be awarded to women-owned businesses (WOSB).

In partnership with The Enterprise Center, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership offers access to local, state, and federal small business assistance programs. 


We Thank Our Partners

For Business Owers

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Enterprise Center, and

Minority Business Development Agency Business Center U.S. Department of Commerce

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The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), founded in 2002, is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports economic development through entrepreneurship. We are experts in creating and implementing small business programming in support of larger economic development objectives. Our services and programs help ambitious “every day” entrepreneurs gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital necessary to succeed in business.


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