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. During this workshop, we will walk you through the completion of the online certification process The basic eligibility requirements include: - the firm must be a small business; - the firm must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; - the firm must be daily managed by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and - the firm must demonstrate the potential for success (two-year rule). The workshop will cover: 1. Eligibility criteria for Section 8(a) program participation; 2. Overview of the electronic application; 3. Review of the required supporting documentation; 4. Guidance in completing the electron application and uploading required documents; and 5. Additional information as needed by the participants. The goal of this workshop is to educate the small business community on the Section 8(a) program and to provide guidance in the completion of the electronic application.
Speaker(s): Jo Ann Lawrence, SBA Deputy District Director for Louisiana District Office
Co-Sponsor(s): SLU, SBDC, SBA, PTAC
Fee: No Cost