Small businesses often have the technical capabilities governments need to meet their missions, but need assistance with their business and networking efforts. That's where the AFCEA Advantage makes a difference! The association helps small businesses make valuable connections to assist with business growth.
AFCEA Small Business program encompasses the activities of AFCEA International, the Small Business Committee and local AFCEA chapters.
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Events for Small Business
Each AFCEA corporate member can describe its organization and its products and services in the AFCEA online Corporate Directory. These listings help customers and partners to find out more about a company’s unique offerings. Companies can include contract-building information such as small business classification, NAICS industry codes, contract vehicles and current clients.
AFCEA Small Business programs bring small, medium and large organizations together to share insights and challenges, providing an environment to foster relationships and partnerships. We provide collaborative opportunities for our small business members to compete in the federal marketplace. AFCEA also offers increased access to government agencies for development of customer relationships, information gathering and situational awareness.
The AFCEA Small Business program organizes educational and interactive events designed specifically for small businesses to help members strengthen and grow their companies. Many of the chapters of AFCEA also have special events and programs focused on small business needs.
AFCEA offers small business corporate members personal attention and discounts to increase market visibility and to become more business savvy in the federal contracting process.
The AFCEA Small Business of the Year, the AFCEA Small Business Person of the Year (Industry and Government) and Small Business Advocate awards recognize the achievements of the talented and innovative AFCEA Small Business community.
SIGNAL Media offers in-depth, relevant news in the cyber, communications and information technology realms of the defense, intelligence and global security communities. Members receive SIGNAL Magazine monthly in print, digital or both formats, based on their preference.
The Small Business Committee's purpose is to enhance AFCEA's outreach to the small business community, cultivating meaningful partnerships among government, industry, and academic leaders.
AFCEA International hosts a variety of events with content designed specifically for our small business members. Matchmaking with government primes, networking receptions and symposia are just a few examples of our events that take place as standalone virtual events, or at AFCEA Headquarters, or in conjunction with other AFCEA International events.
The Small Business Committee’s purpose is to enhance AFCEA’s outreach to the small business community, cultivating meaningful partnerships among government, industry and academic leaders. If you would like to apply to serve on the AFCEA Small Business Committee, the application window will open in the summer.
Often times, our large events have small business registration rates available to members only; small business registrants must be employed by a company with 49 or fewer employees to qualify for this rate.
Small businesses can sometimes exhibit at AFCEA International events at the small business rate.
SIGNAL Media also offers value pricing rates for small business packages.
AFCEA BrandLink is your toolbox to optimize the marketing, communications and networking power of AFCEA. AFCEA BrandLink connects your brand to the AFCEA world in a unique and customized way. Through AFCEA BrandLink, you can purchase marketing, advertising, sponsorship and event products and services individually, or we can work with you to package and customize products. AFCEA products and services are available to meet the needs of every size company and all marketing budgets.
Ways to market to the AFCEA community included with corporate membership:
- Our corporate directories are a great tool—and you will want to use them to your full potential. This is your opportunity to have your product and solutions found and to take advantage of a shared connection when you reach out to other corporate members.
- Corporate Member News is your opportunity to share your company news with the AFCEA network.