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8(a) Certification

Wed 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Phone: 985-549-3831


LSBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University: Main Office
Southeast Louisiana Business Center
Room 208
1514 Martens Drive Hammond, LA 70402-0001
Call Toll Free: 1- (866)-782-4159

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is an accredited member of the National Association
of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration,
Louisiana Economic Development and participating universities. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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