8(a) Business Development Program Workshop

8(a) Certification Workshop

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 

Louisiana Tech University
University Hall, Room 111
Keeny Circle
Ruston, LA 71270

The U.S. Small Business Administration Louisiana District Office is presenting a workshop on how to qualify for their Section 8(a) Business Development Program. The workshop is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

The workshop will cover:

-Eligibility criteria for Section 8(a) program participation
-Overview of electronic application
-Review of the required supporting documentation
-Review, explanation, and guidance in completing the required SBA forms
-additional information as needed by the participants

The goal of the workshop is to educate the small business community on the Section 8(a) program and to provide guidance in the completion of the electronic application. the workshop will be taught by Mrs. Jo Ann Lawrence, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist.

The basic eligibility requirements include:

  • the firm must be a small business
  • the firm must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States
  • the firm must be daily managed by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States
  • the firm must demonstrate the potential for success (two-year rule)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

The bottom portion of the following flyer contains the registration form and instructions for turning it in.

8(a) Certification Workshop Flyer