Today Governor Brown issued a proclamation declaring May as “Small Business Month” in the state.

California has more than 3.8 million small businesses operating in the state. These firms employ 50 percent of our workforce and drive the economy of California, the sixth largest economy in the world.

View the proclamation here.

DGS certifies California small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises. DGS certification provides businesses with a bidding preference when competing for contracts.

Learn how to get certified here.

Below are video testimonials from several certified disabled veteran business enterprises on their experience contracting with the state.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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