Understanding the 8(a) Certification Program
Have you ever wondered how the 8(a) Business Development Program can boost your business? As businesses are recovering in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are looking for new markets. In 2020, the federal government spent $11.98 BILLION in direct, set-aside 8(a) contracting. Now is the perfect time to explore federal contracting. During this informational webinar, you will learn: - Eligibility criteria to become an 8 (a) certified company. - The key benefits for participants. - The process to pursue the certification. - The top reasons why an 8 (a) application is declined or returned. - Strategies for successful 8 (a) firms. - Technical assistance to obtain 8 (a) certification
Speaker(s): Ms. Candice Miles, Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist, Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO), U.S. Small Business Administration Milton Goodman, Program Director at DC Department of Small and Local Business Development Procurement Technical Assistance Program
Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)
Special Accommodations: You may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the DCSBDC. Advance notice of at least two weeks may be necessary for some accommodations including ASL interpreters.
Fee: No Cost