WIPP is Helping You To Promote Your Business
Monday, June 01, 2015
WIPP Is Helping You To Promote Your Business – Launch of WIPP’s National Directory of Women-Owned Small Businesses in Federal Contracting
WIPP E-NEWS Welcome by Kristie Arslan, WIPP Executive Director
In recent weeks, WIPP shared some exciting new – the launch of our National Directory of Women-Owned Small Businesses in the federal contracting arena. WIPP has worked to educate and prepare women business owners to access the federal marketplace as a growth strategy for their business. With the launch of WIPP’s National Directory of Women-Owned Small Businesses, we are taking the next step to assist you by helping promote your business and expertise to federal buyers, prime contractors, and other businesses interested in teaming opportunities.
WIPP’s hope is to develop and promote the WIPP National WOSB Directory to move the needle forward to finally reach the goal of 5% federal contracts going to women-owned businesses. In the 20 years since Congress set the 5 percent goal, the federal government has never achieved it. In FY2014, approximately 4.3 percent of total contracts went to women-owned businesses, amounting to $15.5 billion. Of this only $176.5 million came through the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Procurement Program.
According to a 2014 report issued by the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, the inability to meet this 5% goal has cost women business owners at least $63 billion in missed contracting opportunities. What makes this so troubling is that women-owned small businesses make up nearly 30% of all businesses.
WIPP's National Directory is fast becoming a premier resource to find qualified women contractors across the country. The women-owned companies listed are WIPP members that have participated in WIPP’s Federal Contracting Certificate Program, a logical step-by-step training for women business owners ready to engage in federal contracting or are already experienced contractors with past performance.
Currently, WIPP has over 135 women-owned small businesses in the federal contracting arena listed in the WIPP National WOSB Directory. Key features include the ability to upload your Capability Statement, information on your certifications, share promotional videos or clips on your company, and much more. To view, please go to: http://www.wippwosbdirectory.com/
If you are a WIPP member and want to learn more about how to get your business listed in WIPP’s National Directory of Women-Owned Small Businesses, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a member? Join WIPP today and immediately access our top notch procurement education specifically for women business owners and get more visibility for your business. If you are already doing business with the federal government, you can take advantage of our FastTrack option to get your WIPP Certificate and be immediately listed in WIPP’s National WOSB Directory.
WIPP will not only teach you how to do business with the federal government but also assist you accessing those opportunities to grow your business today!