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Washington PTAC's Quick SAM Guide

Registering in the System for Award Management is FREE, it is also required to do federal government contracting. Watch this short video for tips and tricks and to find more resources to help you through.

State and Federal Certification Programs

Mick Matsuzawa from the Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises presented state and federally sponsored certification programs for small businesses at Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet in Seattle.

Beyond Certification

What is certification? What are the benefits of certification? What guidance is available to firms in the pursuit of government contracts? "Beyond Certification" is brought to you by Your Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE), Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center (NW SBTRC).

State Certification 101

State Certification 101 is an introductory video intended for eligible small businesses interested in the following: - The role of small businesses in our economy - Types of state certification available - Benefits of state certification - Supplier diversity goals - Linked Deposit Program - Eligibility Criteria

Federal Certification

The goal of this training is to explain and encourage Federal Certification so that eligible businesses will have increase opportunity for contracts with State government. Topics discussed: - The role of small businesses in our economy - Types of federal certification available - Benefits of federal certification - Mandatory participation goals - Prime contractors - Eligibility Criteria

DOT's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

The goal of this video is to explain the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification.

Understanding Capital in Small Businesses

Brought to you by the Washington State Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises with support from the Department of Financial Institutions and Community Bankers of Washington.

Alternative Financing for small business

Historically, many business have obtained financing from commercial banking institutions. Since the 2008 financial crisis, alternative financing options have become more important.