How to Set Your Business Up to Bid on Federal Government Contracts
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February 14, 2013
To supercharge your revenue, consider doing business with the largest U.S. buyer of everything from oatmeal cookies to new tires, the federal government. Navigating the many layers of bureaucracy can be challenging. Here are essential steps to getting set up to search for and win work from Uncle Sam, courtesy a new e-guide from Microsoft .
1. Obtain a D-U-N-S number.
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