SBA 8(a) Application Process Changes
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a new initial application process for the 8(a) Business Development Program. New applicants for the 8(a) program will need to submit the initial application through the SBA.gov website starting November 15, 2017. Eligible small, disadvantaged businesses are encouraged to attend one of the two webinars the SBA is holding to learn how to navigate the new website application process. The identical webinars are scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 9th from 2 PM to 3 PM EST and Monday, November 13th from 10 AM to 11 AM EST. Pre-registration is not required for either session.
The SBA’s 8(a) Business development program was created to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the government marketplace. Businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals may be eligible to apply for this program.