The Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting workshops, on July 17 and July 24, to help owners and managers of small businesses learn the ins and outs of becoming 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and WOSB certified.
Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that help businesses compete in the marketplace. These certifications can help owners and managers pursue business opportunities with the federal government and prime contractors who often have goals to ensure small businesses are integrated into their purchasing and procurement efforts. At the Federal Contracting Certifications workshop, we’ll give an overview and demonstrate how to apply for the following certifications:
8(a) Business Development (BD) Program
The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.
Applicant firms must be:
- a small business in operation for at least two years
- unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and
- demonstrate a potential for success.
Participants in the 8(a) BD program are eligible to receive sole source contracts …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce