Government agencies reserve contracts for small businesses that are certified in SBA’s contracting programs.
The 8(a) Program is to help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program. This is a 4-part weekly series starting October 12, that will take you through the preparation for and the actual application process. To attend the webinars in the 4-part series a $50 fee covers the 4 sessions in the series.
SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Dates and Topics:
(You will receive the links for each session the evening before the session)
Session 1, October 12, 11:30 am-1:30 pm - Getting Ready to Apply. Preparations and the Document Checklist
Session 2, October 19, 11:30 am-1:30 pm - Application Modules – a deep dive into the application – Basic Eligibility, Business Ownership, Control
Session 3, October 26, 11:30 am-1:30 pm - Application Modules – more diving – Potential for Success, Contributors, Non-Disadvantaged Individuals, Spouses of Disadvantaged Individuals, Disadvantaged Individuals
Session 4, November 2, 11:30 am-1:30 pm - Final Steps – Submitting the application, Tips, Your Q&A, Now What?
Each session is designed to take you through the preparation for and the actual application process. You will receive one-on-one assistance from our SBA Certified Business Opportunist Specialist through the Q & A.