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The Challenges of Competing for Public Contracts as a Small Business (Part I)

We are not against anyone, but we are for equity. -Joseph Gould, Jr.

When the world knocks you down, you get back up again. This is a new day. Things are changing in your favor. You're going to recover well from sickness, COVID-19, rethink your financial woes, business strategies and just change your language to: "It was only a temporary liquidity issue."

You have hope. You just need a little support. This is where government small business programs can help.

Signing up with a public agency as a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) is supposed to give you access to small public contracts, or jobs with prime contractors working on public projects.

The program is enshrined in the law, passed by people who understand the difficulties faced by small and minority owned businesses, and the impact of those difficulties have on the larger economy.

Do you agree or disagree?

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Strength Through the Challenge at

Debra W. Gould, MS

President & CEO Debra Gould & Associates, Inc. Telephone: (504) 244-6576 Email: Website: Positive Persistence Beats Resistance Every Time!

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