A Guide to Business Inclusion Programs in Government Contracting
In Fiscal 2022, the U.S. federal government spent $1.1 trillion of its approximately $6 trillion expenditure on contractual services and supplies alone. With state and local government contracted services considered, government contracting overall is a multi-trillion dollar sector. Navigating government contracting can seem like a daunting process; it is even more challenging for small and diverse businesses that may not have the capacity to dedicate an employee to understanding and navigating the system. Across the United States, programs and laws focused on including small businesses and diverse businesses in government contracting opportunities are available. This book is intended as a high-level guide to aid in understanding and navigating business inclusion programs and laws in government contracting at the federal, state, and local levels of government.
Meet the Author
Tisidra is passionate about creating systems that allow for more people to thrive economically. Throughout her career, and in her current role as CEO of Strong & Starlike, Consulting, Inc. Tisidra has worked with government entities, nonprofits, and businesses to design sustainable programs and policies related to economic development, economic opportunity, and business inclusion.
Tisidra's work at the intersection of art, law, and entrepreneurship has resulted in multiple awards and honors, including the 2017 International Arts and Culture Citizen Award; 2020 Minnesota Lawyer's Diversity and Inclusion Award; the Lawyers of Color 2020 Hot List; the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 2021 Women in Business Award; and 2022 Fearless Commerce Honoree. She was also named as the 2020-2021 Law and Public Policy Scholar for the University of St. Thomas' Center on Race, Leadership, and Social Justice.
Why I wrote the book...
After years of working with business owners and public sector employees I have repeatedly heard people mention how it would be useful for them to have access to information on what is happening in business inclusion across the country in one place. I wanted to find a way to share as much information as I could to: (1) help public sector employees learn from others doing the work and (2) to help business owners in navigating certification and business inclusion contracting programs across the country.
Who Should Read it
This book is for the following:
Public Sector Employees
Hospital Supply Chain Professionals
College & University Purchasing Professionals
Chambers of Commerce
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