SBA 8(a) Business Development Program 4-part Series

The 8(a) Program helps provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged. In this effort, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.

To apply for the 8(a) program a business must:

• Be a small business

• Not have previously participated in the 8(a) program

• Be at least 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are socially and economically disadvantaged

• Have a personal net worth of $750 thousand or less, adjusted gross income of $350 thousand or less, and assets totaling $6 million or less

• Demonstrate good character

• Demonstrate the potential for success such as having been in business for two years

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SBA 8(a) Business Development Program 4-part Series:

(You will receive the links for sessions upon registration)

Session 1 (02.22.22) – Get ready to apply
Preparations and the Document Checklist

Session 2 (02.23.22) – A deep dive into the application
Basic Eligibility, Business Ownership, Control

Session 3 (02.24.22) – More diving into the application
Potential for Success, Contributors, Non-Disadvantaged Individuals, Spouses of Disadvantaged Individuals, Disadvantaged Individuals

Session 4 (02.25.22) – Final Steps
Submitting the application, Tips, Your Q&A, Now What?

FEB 22: Get Ready To Apply

Preparations and the Document Checklist
Feb 22, 2022

FEB 23: A Deep Dive Into The Application

Basic Eligibility, Business Ownership, Control
FEB 23, 2022

FEB 24: More About The Application

Potential for Success, Contributors, Non-Disadvantaged Individuals, Spouses...
FEB 24, 2022

FEB 25: Final Steps

Submitting the application, Tips, Your Q&A, Now What?
FEB 25, 2022

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