This So You Want To Be A Government Contractor, Volume-1 (SYWTBAGC), is a step-by-step guide to all the essentials that any individual or small business will need to get themselves setup and start chasing U.S. Government Contracts within a minimum amount of time and at the minimal cost. It is written by a 30-year Government program expert. The book will take the Readers from start (e.g. creating & registering your own company), through accomplishment of all required Government Registrations, to ultimate successful Proposal Drafting & Submission. Along the way, I will provide my Lessons Learned (mostly from the school of hard-knocks) so that you can hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls that I struggled to overcome. This book also includes Appendices for almost every major U.S. Government Contracting Agency in the United States, their website URLs, and contact information for their Small Business Development Unit (SBDU). With this book, you will be able to fully-understand the essential elements of Government Contracts, their Requirements & Specifications, the Proposal Formatting, and methodologies for submission. You will also learn how to leverage your unique skills and products towards Teaming with other large & small companies.