If your small business is looking to contract or secure a federal procurement contract from the U.S. Department of Energy, then take a look at the Department of Energy’s Small Businesses: 101 on Doing Business with the Department of Energy site. The site contains information on general federal contracting, contacts within the Department of Energy related to small business goods and services procurement, and details on small business outreach events. Of interest, are links to webinars and SAM.gov (System for Award Management) as well as FedConnect, the government acquisition and grants portal. Your small business might also want to review Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide-2013 Edition An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling to Governments and Corporations for general information on government contracting transactions. www.erskine-law.com
small and emerging enterprises
If you are looking for information about SME (Small and Emerging Enterprises) and the European Union’s approach to SME as well as polices related to SME operations at the European Community level, then take a look at the Good practices in SME policy website of the European Commission.
On the site you will find links to Applying the Think Small First principle; Simplifying start-up procedures; Internationalisation of SMEs; Education for entrepreneurship; Bankruptcy and fresh start; and Reducing the administrative burden. All of the links provide good information on these essential areas to all SME operations.