The Small Business Administration has launched a new website designed to simplify the application process for small companiesÂ and entrepreneurs that aim to do business with the federal government.
Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA administrator,Â said in a statement released TuesdayÂ the agency createdÂ the certify.sba.gov website to build on itsÂ ongoing programs such as LINC, theÂ Start Up in a Day Initiative and the Small Business Tech Coalition.
“Small businesses often get too little credit for their work as our nation’s leading job-creators, generating nearly two out of three net new jobs in our economy,” Contreras-Sweet added.
SheÂ notedÂ the agencyÂ includedÂ theÂ Women-Owned Small Business program on the websiteÂ in an effort to help addressÂ a market gapÂ forÂ female entrepreneurs.
The portalÂ also features anÂ “Am I Eligible?” tool that will work to helpÂ entrepreneurs determine their eligibility to participate in the WOSB Federal Contract,Â HUBZoneÂ and 8(a)Â Business DevelopmentÂ programs, according to SBA.
Contreras-Sweet saidÂ the federal government awarded more than $90 billion in contract funds toÂ small businesses during fiscal year 2015.