SBA Federal Minority Business Certification Programs & Government Contracts

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

SBA Negative Control Definition 13 CFR 121.103

Does Your SBA Operating Agreement Comply With the Rules Under 13 CFR 121.103? If Not, You Can Lose Your Contract. When making size determinations and affiliation under the negative control definition for small businesses, the SBA not only looks at finding actual control over the protested business but also whether a non-disadvantaged… 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 »

Tips on Getting 8a Sole Source Contracts With the Government

Understand the benefits of SBA and FAR requirements and getting 8a sole source contracts with the government. It can take your business to the next level. 8a contracts are awarded when there is evidence that there is but a sole supplier that is capable of providing the products or purchases… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages (Pros and Cons)

Understand how SBA joint venture pros and cons can impact your federal contract. In government contracting, small businesses often execute generic joint venture agreement templates without clearly understanding the applicable rules and the liability attached.  Although there are many joint venture advantages and disadvantages, the real question is what impact… 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 »

SBA Certification – 8a Net Worth Requirements

When applying for your 8a certification, there is one common issue that sometimes confuses applicants. The question on whether you meet SBA 8a 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 related… Read more »