Today’s economy has created significant challenges for companies around the world. The tough business environment has companies facing decreased revenues, the prospect of employee layoffs, increased lending standards and fewer business opportunities. With all the present uncertainty, businesses are well-advised to expand their horizons with new or unconventional opportunities. One such opportunity every business can consider is doing business with the U.S. Government. In a recession, the Government can be a very attractive business partner for many companies as spending is increased by the Government to pull the economy out of recession. With the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Government plans on increasing spending by hundreds of billions of dollars, and will do so mostly through the issuance of government contracts. Businesses in all sectors of the economy stand to profit from this increase in spending if they are well-positioned to win these contracts. The question then remains: how does a company get started in government contracts?