What is 8(a) Business Development?

The 8(a) Business Development Program is crafted to empower small businesses that are owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Entrepreneurs who meet the eligibility criteria can access extensive benefits designed to promote business growth and success.

Program Benefits

  • Compete for dedicated set-aside and sole-source contracts available through the 8(a) business development program.
  • Receive guidance from a Business Opportunity Specialist to navigate the complexities of federal contracting.
  • Collaborate with established companies through the SBA’s mentor-protégé program by forming joint ventures.
  • Gain the advantage of management and technical support, including comprehensive business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and advanced executive development with the small business 8(a) certification.

8a Certification Requirements

  • Must qualify as a small business.
  • First-time participant in the 8(a) business development program.
  • At least 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are both economically and socially disadvantaged.
  • Owned by individuals with a personal net worth of $750,000 or less.
  • Ownership includes individuals with an average adjusted gross income of $350,000 or less over three years.
  • Owned by someone with total assets of $6 million or less.
  • The owner must manage day-to-day operations and make long-term strategic decisions.
  • All principals must exhibit good character.
  • Demonstrate the potential for success and capability to successfully execute contracts.

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