If you are a veteran and you own a small business, the Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Certification can bring a strong advantage to what’s available to you in the government contracting world.

The VOSB Certification is part of a group of small business that is eligible for set-asides. Set-asides are where the government requires portions of purchases over $3,000 but under $150,000 to be “set aside” and given to small businesses in order to help them gain an advantage in winning government contracts.

Having the VOSB Certification under your belt can help you get your foot in the door when it comes to selling to the government, and it can also drive customers to your business. According to the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) 70% of Americans would prefer to purchase goods and services from a VOSB.

If you and your business fall under these categories, you could be eligible for a VOSB Certification:

  • Business must be at least 51% owned by a veteran
  • Veteran owners are in control of management and day-to-day decisions
  • Veteran owners must hold the highest ranking officer position
  • Veteran owners should be the highest compensated employee unless there is a logical explanation why they are not

Looking for advice on whether your business is eligible for a VOSB Certification? Our team is ready to answer any and all of your questions. Applying for small business certifications can be a complicated process, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’ll make sure you know where your business stands and what certification is best for you.

Interested in Applying for VOSB Certification? We Can Help

We’ve been helping clients manage their relationships with the government since 1990. Your team won’t have to worry about paperwork, negotiations or confusing government language. At Government Contract Services, we take care of the hard work for you.

Our team guides clients to successful GSA schedules in a wide variety of industries. Have questions? We’ve got answers. We can help your team better understand the process of selling to the government with our resources.

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