Want stimulus money for your IT consultancy? Start bidding on government
* Date: April 9th, 2009
* Author: Susan Harkins
* Category: consulting
You might think winning a government contract for your small IT
consultancy is impossible. The truth is, the U.S. government is looking
for small businesses to bid for government contracts.
Every year the U.S. federal government contracts with businesses to the
tune of billions of dollars. Thanks to Obama's stimulus plan, there are
more opportunities than ever. As I mentioned in last week's post "Why
specializing may help IT consultants cash in," the stimulus plan
earmarks about $20 billion for technology-related jobs.
You might think the stimulus money is out of your reach but the U.S.
government is going to award a lot of that money to small companies and
consultancies. If your consultancy qualifies as a small business, you've
actually got a bit of an edge. Currently, the U.S. government is
required to award their contracts of $3,000 to $100,000 to small businesses.
Be a successful government contractor with these tips...