Hayden Johnson

Hayden is USFCR's Creative Copywriter. His goal is to help businesses navigate the federal marketplace with quick and simple guides.
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6 Tips For Getting Started in Federal Contracting

Apr 23, 2021 10:35:04 AM / by Hayden Johnson

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Federal contracting is an excellent way for businesses to open up a new revenue stream. That's because, as a customer, the federal government is one who: 

  • Actively looks to work with small businesses
  • Is guaranteed to have the funds to pay you
  • Spends more in times of recession
  • Wants to build long-term working relationships with reliable vendors

So how do you even approach working with the world's largest buyer of goods and services

That's what this blog post is going to cover. 

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New Buy American Executive Order Signed

Jan 26, 2021 10:33:09 AM / by Hayden Johnson

On Monday, January 25, 2021, the White House signed an executive order to strengthen Buy American provisions that will affect all federal contractors. 

So what does that mean for your business?

That's what we're going to answer in this blog post.

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USFCR to Give Away $5 Million Worth in APP Subscriptions

Oct 5, 2020 4:16:28 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Info

As part of US Federal Contractor Registration's "Putting America Back to Work" initiative, we are announcing a giveaway of $5 million worth in subscriptions to our Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), USFCR's federal contracting search and management platform. Learn more about this initiative, how APP can help your business, and how to take advantage of this great offer in this blog post.

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Case Management

Apr 22, 2020 3:37:32 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Info

Since 2012, US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) has processed over 100,000 compliant  System for Award Management (SAM) registrations. Every client registration or certification that comes through USFCR is completed by our Case Management department. 

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Client Success: SDVOSB Wins 7 Contracts

Mar 5, 2020 1:42:56 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Success Stories

CW Financial & Management, LLC (CW) is an SDVOSB based in Decatur, Illinois. After getting registered through USFCR and learning with the USFCR Academy, they won seven federal contracts in their first year in the federal marketplace.

Find out more about how, with USFCR's services, CW was able to win seven contracts

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The Contractor’s Guide to the General Services Administration

Jan 2, 2020 3:02:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in General Services Administration (GSA)

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Government contracting is often seen as the holy grail for business, a reliable partner with a never-ending requirement and funding source. With such a large market, it is no surprise that businesses want a piece of the pie. But is the pie right for you?

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Beta SAM - Contract Opportunities (FBO) Guide for Businesses 2020

Nov 18, 2019 2:59:58 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides officially merged with on May 24th, 2021. Every business, nonprofit, and government entity looking to secure federal contracts or grants must be registered in this system. If you require assistance with your SAM registration, you can speak to a contracting specialist at: (866) 216-5343 or get started with your registration now.

Anyone who wants to get into government contracting will run into (Beta SAM). There's no way around it. The next question most of us will have next is:

"What can I do with Beta SAM, and how do I use it to search for contracts?"

If you're asking this question, then you've come to the right place. This blog post will take you from start to finish on Beta SAM. After reading this, you will have a comprehension of...

  • What happened to FedBizOpps? 
  • What is Beta SAM?
  • Registering for Beta SAM
  • Finding Government Contracts on Beta SAM
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Case Study: Veteran's Choice Procurement, LLC

Nov 7, 2019 5:01:23 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Success Stories, Videos

Veteran's Choice Procurement, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Austin, Texas. They provide healthcare supplies and equipment to federal agencies. With USFCR's services, owner Jesse Carlow went from starting a business to winning six contracts in less than a year.

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The Top 3 Problems Contractors Face with New Gov Systems and Policies

Oct 23, 2019 2:34:16 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides, News

This November, FedBizOpps (FBO) is set to merge with beta.SAM

With that in mind, it's time to discuss past big changes in the federal marketplace. That's because with every major change comes major problems. How you handle these problems will determine your success or failure in government contracting. 

In this blog post, we will cover common issues that contractors face whenever the federal government implements a new policy or system. When you know what issues to expect, you'll be better equipped to handle them. 

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Top 10 NAICS Codes for HHS Contracts

Oct 11, 2019 4:53:34 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Academy, Guides

Market research is crucial for success in government contracting. After all, you should know who is buying what so you can find your target customers. If you're considering contracting with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), here's a list of the top 10 industries for HHS contracts from the previous fiscal year.

The information used to write this blog post was extracted from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). This list comprises the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes associated with each top industry.

Let's start the countdown. 

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