Empower to Grow
Formerly The 7(j) Program
Eligible small businesses can apply to obtain full access to a FedMap, a premier network for government contracting professionals, at no cost, through a generous grant from the SBA’s Empower to Grow (E2G) Program.
Our goal is to empower businesses to excel in federal contracting, whether as prime contractors or subcontractors. Our FedMap program, provided at no cost to eligible small businesses, has helped participants win over $2.98 Billion in prime contract awards, to date.
What is included in the E2G program?
One-to-One Training Sessions
Empower to Grow (E2G) Program (Formerly 7(j) program) eligible participants have the opportunity to request a private training session with one of our seasoned government contracting experts. While we do our best to accommodate all participants, there’s is a limited availability of these free one-to-one training sessions.
A Network of Professionals
As an eligible participant, you will have access to a network of government contracting processionals where you can connect with dedicated peers, fostering personal and professional growth. Companies in the FedMap network are focused on building success through shared expertise and mutual challenges.
Live and OnDemand Events
With your FedMap access, you can join our monthly live events, each addressing topics crucial for government contractors. Make sure to participate and come prepared with your questions. We prioritize interactivity to address your specific concerns. Plus, you get full access to recordings of all of our past events.
Full Course Catalog Access
Explore our expanding collection of online, on-demand courses tailored for busy government contractors. Each course is designed to be straightforward and easily digestible, ensuring you quickly grasp the essential concepts required to excel in the government market.
Tools and Templates
Get access to practical tools and templates. Discover commonly used resources that not only save you time but also offer valuable guidance for conducting business in the federal market.
Receive daily opportunities tailored to your skills and industry directly in your inbox. Target streamlines your search, allowing you to quickly identify, monitor, and secure high-probability winning (PWin) contracting opportunities
SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J230009-01-00. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
SBA's Empower to Grow (E2G) Program Application
Formerly 7(j) Program, our FedMap program, provided at no cost to eligible small businesses
Coley GCS was instrumental in creating and delivering a powerful capacity building curriculum with proven results. This initiative gave a San Antonio small business firm the push they needed to win more than $70 million in contracts this year. Thank you for your support!
Supervisor, 8(a) Business Development
Program, Small Business Administration
I would like to express my gratitude to the entire Coley Team. Your staff is amazing. The training that you provide makes learning government contracting much easier than any other platform I have obtained training from. The way each step is broken down, showing and providing format examples, is key to understanding the important concepts. You made me feel welcomed and encouraged. Thank you for the care you have put into your training program.
Connie D. Watson
President & CEO