SBA Federal Minority Owned Business Certification

In federal government contracting to have a minority owned business enterprise (MBE) can have its advantages. However, there are strict guidelines to follow on how to become a minority owned business. There are also severe consequences for not following SBA certification rules. One example of a minority-owned business enterprise is the… Read more »

SBA Negative Control Definition

When making size determinations and affiliation for negative control in small businesses, the SBA not only looks at finding actual control over the protested business but also whether a non-disadvantaged person or entity has the ability to control the firm. The negative control definition and positive control legal analysis can… Read more »

Government Programs to Help Small Businesses

When it comes to federal contracting, there are several government programs to help small businesses succeed in the procurement market. Despite the high demand for getting into these government programs, there is still a requirement to plan carefully and develop a sound roadmap to become successful. What Are Some of… Read more »

Getting 8(a) Sole Source Contracts With the Government

8(a) Sole source contracts are awarded when there is evidence that there is but a sole supplier that is capable of providing the products or purchases sought by the government. Under the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program, small businesses can also get single source contracts by statute.   The government… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages

Making the right choice can increase business revenues by at least 30% Small businesses often execute joint venture agreements without clearly understanding the applicable rules and joint venture advantages and disadvantages. To make matters worse, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently modified the joint regulations. The goal is to decrease… Read more »

8a Certification Based on Ethnicity Bias and Immigration

When submitting your 8a certification application, meeting the social and economic disadvantaged status can be confusing. Understanding the legal requirements and statutes related to ethnicity, bias and immigration status in an essential part of getting your application approved. An individual claiming disadvantaged status on the basis of his or her ethnicity… Read more »

8a Certification Net Worth Requirements

When applying for your 8a certification, there is one common issue that sometimes confuses applicants. The question on whether you meet 8a certification net worth requirements becomes complicated when there are second mortgages on the primary residence, etc. Although the 8a Program rules seem straightforward, applicants still have concerns about… Read more »

Termination From the 8(a) Program

Being in the unfortunate situation of being terminated from the 8(a) Program, you may still have various reasons to appeal the SBA decision. Understanding these reasons can impact your ability to continue getting the benefits of the Program. When Can the SBA Initiate Termination from the 8(a) Program? The SBA… Read more »