Are you missing out on the billions of dollars that the government has set aside for their annual expenditures? Just like any business, the government agencies need the products and services your company provides. So how do you take advantage of this opportunity?
To do business with the government your company needs to be registered in the government system. Registering your company doesn’t automatically mean you’ll start getting government contracts. It just confirms that your company meets the requirements to be eligible.
For starters before you register your company it’s important that you brand your business properly. Just like any consumer, the government will do their due diligence and research your business online before reaching out to you. What does this mean?
You will need to have a domain name, a professional email address associated with your domain name, a website that uses your domain name as the URL, and a business telephone number. Having these in place prior to registering your company with the government is key. It allows the government to view you as a professional business as well as learn more about your company.
Once you have these in place, you can start the process of registering your business. As these are some of the questions the government has when setting up your account. If you don’t have all in place, then wait until you do. Otherwise, it makes it look like you’re not ready to do business. The government doesn’t want to do business with someone who uses gmail, hotmail, yahoo, or any other extension other than a professional email. It makes it look like your business is not professional.
Having a professional website is also key to this process. It will allow the government to view your products and services. However, if the website isn’t professionally done, or doesn’t function properly, then they will deem your business as how you represent yourself online. Your website should be easy to use, easy to navigate, and easy to understand your products and services. What you register with the government has to align with what you say you do on your website.
Other things to consider, before you register your business with the government is getting a business phone number. Using your personal cell phone number is not a business number. Just like separating your personal and business bank accounts, you will need to separate your personal and business number. This will make you look more professional.
Once you have these in place you can register. Assuming your company meets all the requirements. Not every company is eligible to do business with the government. The government has strict standards that your business needs to meet in order to qualify. These strict standards are in place so that the government can protect themselves.
To learn more about the registration process and what qualifies reach out to C Three Business Consultants today.