WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will present Not Just Contracts: The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, the first of a free, two-part webinar series on Jan.15 at 2 p.m. EST. The second webinar will be held Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. EST.
The hour-long webinars will cover:
Eligibility requirements for 8(a) certification
Technical assistance available through the 8(a) Program
Common misconceptions about the 8(a) Program
The top reasons why an 8(a) application is declined or returned
The first webinar will focus on how the 8(a) Program works, eligibility requirements, technical assistance available to small disadvantaged businesses and common myths about the program.
Click on this link to register for the Jan. 15 webinar:
Both webinars will be archived on SBA’s YouTube page.
The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program was created to help small businesses considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged grow their businesses through counseling, training workshops, management advice and technical guidance. The nine-year program also provides these businesses access to government contracting opportunities. During fiscal year 2012, small businesses received more than $15.8 billion in 8(a) contract dollars.