To help level the playing field for small businesses, the government limits competition for certain contracts exclusively to small businesses. Those contracts are called “small business set-asides,” they help small businesses compete for and win federal contracts. In determining whether your business qualifies for these set-aside contracts, financial and socioeconomic factors that are taken into consideration. Descriptions are provided below by the SBA of each of set-aside certifications that available at the Federal level :

The certification process varies depending on the SBA contracting program. Some allow self-certification via updates to the SAM registration while others require you to apply for a third-party certification.

With in depth knowledge and extensive experience with registrations for each of the set-aside programs, you can trust that Collaborative Compositions will ensure your business has every advantage possible. We have preferred partners for those certifications we are not an authorized third-party certifier for, ensuring you get the best value and timely certification.

We take you through the certification process from start to certified.

Collaborative Compositions offer 3 service packages.  In addition, we offer an array of hands-on individualized services.

Advisory Package

Advisory services that include the
following activities:

Evaluating/optimizing name, identity, brand tone, architecture, standards, messaging & marketing across:

  • Current company website.
  • Social media/all digital platforms.
  • Internal messaging.
  • Indirect sales channels.

Consultative Package

All Services in Advisory Package
PLUS additional below:

  • Direct and indirect sales strategy.
  • Brand platform creative development.
  • Direct and indirect messaging.
  • Brand and media communication.
  • Development of marketing assets.



Collaborative Package

All Services in Advisory & Consultative
PLUS additional below:

  • Facilitation of customer education
  • Identification & creation of market expansion
  • Networking and creation of relationships
  • Attendance at industry days, conferences
  • Opportunity forecasts.