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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has greatly simplified the certification process for its Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program.

The WOSB program levels the playing field for women-owned companies to compete for and win Federal contracts. The program an be utilized for contracts of up to $5 million for manufacturing and $3 million in other sectors.

Participating companies must be 51% owned by women who are U.S. citizens; a woman must hold the highest officer position and work full-time at the company; and long-term decisions for the company must be made by the women owner/officer. Applicants can self-certify and receive assistance from an AZSBDC Center. (See Locations page on website.)

Good news: The new program has no minimum time that the business has been operational, which makes new and emerging companies also eligible for WOSB certified status. ?

Learn more about the program and view the SBA presentation HERE.

Read the Federal contract regulations HERE

Learn about the new WOSB program on the AZSBDC website HERE

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