Celebrate Black Entrepreneurship

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The 8(a) Program helps provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged. In this effort, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.
To apply for the 8(a) program a business must:
• Be a small business
• Not have previously participated in the 8(a) program
• Be at least 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are socially and economically disadvantaged
• Have a personal net worth of $750 thousand or less, adjusted gross income of $350 thousand or less, and assets totaling $6 million or less
• Demonstrate good character
• Demonstrate the potential for success such as having been in business for two years
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SBA 8(a) Business Development Program 4-part Series:
Session 1, February 22 - Get ready to apply - Preparations and the Document Checklist Register Here!
Session 2, February 23 - A deep dive into the application - Basic Eligibility, Business Ownership, Control Register Here!
Session 3, February 24 - More diving into the application - Potential for Success, Contributors, Non-Disadvantaged Individuals, Spouses of Disadvantaged Individuals, Disadvantaged Individuals Register Here!
Session 4, February 25 - Final Steps – Submitting the application, Tips, Your Q&A, Now What? Register Here!
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