By Karen Axelton

Going for government contracts can be hugely profitable—but it’s also really intimidating if you’ve never done it before. To help you get started, check out the SBA’s new online training course, “Recovery Act Opportunities: How to Win Federal Contracts.”

Designed to help small businesses access contracting opportunities, the free course is part of  a federal government-wide initiative, led by the SBA and the Department of Commerce, that President Obama announced last month.

The course provides information about the federal contracting marketplace, rules of federal contracts, where to find contracting opportunities (including those related to theh Recovery Act) and how to market to the government. Click here to access the course.