How to start a SDVOSB

First of all you need to get certified by filling out form 0877 with the Department of Veterans Affairs and sending it back into the VA.  They do a background check on you to make sure that you are truly a disabled Vet and then they certify your company.  Plan on the certification process taking a little while.  http://www.va.gov/vetbiz/vip/0877fnl.pdf

After that the next site you should visit is Vetbiz.gov  http://www.vetbiz.gov There is some good information up there and some steps to follow.  Once you get certified, government agencies can check to make sure that you are truly a SDVOSB on that site through a verification process.

If you are going to have employees you will need an EIN (Employee ID Number) from the IRS – http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html

Next your are going to need a DUNS number – it is free if you can wait a few days. http://smallbusiness.dnb.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SmbHome?storeId=10001

The next step is get a business checking account set up at a bank.  I would recommend a bank with online banking.

Next get registered on the Central Contractors Website – http://www.ccr.gov/ This will take a few days to get your DUNs and CCR setup taken care of so plan ahead.

Get registered on FedBizOpps and start looking for opportunities.  http://www.fbo.gov Fedbizopps is a good site for finding work.

More to follow…..

Joel Stevens

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5 Responses

  1. At last, help

  2. Hey Joel I need more info

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