Annually their state of California contracts for billions of dollars of goods and services us as a state, can and should leverage our spending power. To accomplish policy and goals that helps the people of California. One major policy goal we have is to produce jobs and grow our state economy. Promoting the development of small businesses within California is a good means for us to do that.
Because California small businesses would be the engine of economic growth 95% of companies in California are small businesses. And with the best opportunities, these small businesses can grow to become the following Apple, Netflix, or Tesla. So let’s all do our part, to advertise small business development and grow our state economy. Together we are able to really create a difference. The “Small Business First” Policy is just a policy that each department should adopt and every advocate should implement. Whenever you contract with small businesses in their state of California, you’re supporting women, minorities, disabled veterans, and others that make our community strong. Every contract dollar that you spend on small businesses would go to their state and benefits our community as a whole. Contract dollars spent in California small businesses remain in their state and continue to enhance our communities.
The “Small Business First” policy is the best way to make sure that your department meets its 25% small business participation goal. As soon as your agency creates a policy to always contract with small businesses, for contracts between $5,000 and $250,000, you’re able to use a simplified procurement method that produces less work for everyone involved. Contracting with and supporting small businesses is something we genuinely wish to do. And this policy helps our department easily meet that 25% participation goal and even exceed it. With this policy, we are also forming connections and relationships with small businesses making doing businesses easier and faster. It’s important for departments to understand that there is variety of ways to support small businesses and reach their 25% target. Many of which are simple, yet effective. Invite small businesses to take part in outreach events, you’ll grow your network of small businesses to contract with and it’s a great way in order for them to get some visibility with the buyers along with the departmental staff.
Designate an advocate in your department then partner with the advocate from the other departments to help make the work of finding small businesses easier, Support from top executives and managers is crucial if departments are likely to achieve implementing these changes and contracting with small businesses, Contracting with their state has tremendous effect on my business. “Small Business First” policy is a fantastic means for small businesses like mine to obtain state contracts without having to compete against large businesses. The policy opens doors for my small business to the opportunities that will not be possible otherwise.
Our skills and knowledge expands along with your power to double up our products and services. The “Small Business First” policy and preference their state provides has been a key contributor to your success. My business is dependent upon state contracts, when I get state contracts that money would go to hiring more individuals inside our communities and providing more services and products to the people of California. Money spent in a small business, stays in their state and turns 5 to 7 times. Because we must use other local businesses for services such as for example banking, accounting, legal insurance, IT, and whatever else we might need. A thriving business will give back once again to their state through taxes for the support of the state’s function and services. As a small business, we can create personalized business for their state, develop relationships and build trust making doing business better for people and our customers, especially their state of California.
Contracts can be of any size, even small ones that fall below $4,000. Every dollar that would go to a small business like mine is crucial and can be the difference between a business that survives and one that fails I want all of you to understand, that people at DGS are here for you DGS possesses an award-winning small business certification and outreach program We’re ready to assist you jumpstart your program, structure your policies, and develop relationships with small business and advocates. Let’s do this together for their state and people we serve.