SBA 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program Application

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8a Business Development Program Application starts the process for qualified applicants to seek approval from the SBA and join thousands of other disadvantaged businesses to increase their likelihood of getting more business revenues. The 8 a BD Program is a 9-year program initiated by Congress… Read more »

Newly Organized Concern Rule & Affiliation Small Business Size Protests

Under the Newly Organized Concern Rule, when filing or defending an SBA Small Business Size Protest, government contractors must be aware of the nuances and landmines awaiting them. The newly organized concern rule consists of four required elements:   (1) the former officers, directors, principal stockholders, managing members, or key… Read more »

Why Your SBA 8 a Application is Denied

The Small Business Administration may deny your SBA 8a application for several reasons. A common problem occurs when the SBA requests more information as a precondition of admission to the 8(a) Business Development Program. When the SBA tells you that your 8a application is incomplete and requests more information, your application… Read more »

8a Application Problems, Denials and Appeals

Understanding the 8a Application Denial and Appeals Process is Critical Before Acting After you submit your 8 a application, there is a 60% chance that you will experience problems with denials and appeals. One of the biggest problems in the application process is that applicants fail to show that the are… Read more »

Small Business Certification Requirements

Make Sure that Your Company Meets the SBA federal definition of small business Or Else You Risk Losing Your Government Contracts Award in a Small Business Size Protest. Meeting the SBA small business certification requirements requires an understanding of compliance laws and penalties for misrepresenting your company as a small business…. Read more »

Government Proposal and SBA 8a Certifications

Rules for SBA 8a Certification in Government Proposals When it comes to SBA 8a certifications, although contracting agencies can consider subcontractor experience in government proposals, there is no mandatory requirement to do so. A government contracting agency need not consider your subcontractor experience where the solicitation contemplates award of a… Read more »

SBA 8a Certification Application Process

Many small businesses take the chance on their own only to spend twice as much processing time for SBA 8a certification application approval that often ultimately prove unsuccessful in certification, even when meeting generic requirements. For you to be an expert in the approval process you would simply have to… Read more »