Gender Bias in SBA 8a BD Small Business Programs Certification

SBA Does Make Mistakes When Evaluating Gender Bias for 8a BD Small Business Programs To gain entry into the 8a Program, a program designed to help small disadvantaged businesses and SBA Minority Owned Business owners compete in the marketplace, the business entity must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or… Read more »

SBA 8 a BD Program Application

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) business development (bd) 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… Read more »

Small Business Non Manufacturer Rule

From Washington Technology As iPads, Galaxy Tabs and PlayBooks become ubiquitous in the private sector, the General Services Administration is conducting market research to determine if small-business manufacturers could meet requirements of a possible governmentwide tablet procurement. According to the March 28 FedBizOpps Request For Information, GSA’s Office of the Chief Acquisition… Read more »

Information On SBA 8a Small Business Applications Denial 13 CFR 124.106

All 8a small business applicants must meet the statutory requirements for approval into the 8(a) BD Program. The following case demonstrates the results for failure to meet those requirements. Companies Still Battle 8a Small Business Denials If you are not familiar with the program requirements, 8a small business applicants might consider… Read more »

SBA 8a Termination

An  SBA 8(a)termination or graduation appeal is an appeal from an 8(a) BD termination or graduation determination, made by the Director, Office of Business Development (CFR 124.301-304). A small business can be terminated early from the 8(a) Program for situations such as: noncompliance of the reporting criteria; failure to maintain the business… Read more »