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Business is an E-Gov Initiative that aggregates federal acquisition content by providing one website for regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training.

D-U-N-S Number
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides a D-U-N-S Number, a unique nine digit identification number, for each physical location of your business. 

This web site has been designated as the single source for federal government procurement opportunities that exceed $25,000, and twenty-nine agencies currently use this system. Sign up to automatically receive procurement information.

Federal Prevailing Wage
This website provides the Federal Prevailing Wage in your area by occupation.

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

Mahoning Valley Technical Procurement Center (MVTPC)
Assists local small businesses in identifying and securing federal, state and local government contracts, and sub-contracting opportunities.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is NO fee to register for this site. Entities may register at no cost directly from this page. User guides and webinars are available under the Help tab. 

United States Patent and Trademark Office 
New inventions make our world go around and propel us into the next generation of technology. The United States Patent and Trademark Office administers the laws relating to patents and trademarks in the United States. Searching this website is but one step in the process of an idea growing into a patent or a trademark. Business with the USPTO can be transacted via this government website. Click on the How to Guides tab for information on the patent and trademark process. 
WomenBiz.Gov provides useful information and links specifically focused on the woman business owner interested in doing business with the federal government.