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Slow pay, bundled contracts, low profits . . . is government contracting even worth it?

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This story appears in the November 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Experts tout it as the $200 billion market entrepreneurs can't afford to ignore. But as this sector becomes overwhelmed by contract bundling, shrinking profit margins and federal agencies' inability to meet their goal of giving 23 percent of contracts to small businesses, just how lucrative are government contracting and subcontracting?

It depends on how you approach it.

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