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MCFL APEX 4th Friday – SBA 8(a) Business Development Program

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to SBA’s  8(a )Business Development Program.


The 8(a) program can be a valuable tool for experienced socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners, who have already been in business for at least two years or more, and are interested in expanding their footprint in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) program offers unique and valuable business assistance. The 8(a) certification does not guarantee contract awards but it is a dynamic tool to pursue and capture new opportunity from the government.


Certified firms in the 8(a) program can:


  • Efficiently compete and receive set-aside and sole-source contracts
  • Receive one-on-one business development assistance for their nine-year term from dedicated Business Opportunity Specialists focused on helping firms grow and accomplish their business objectives
  • Pursue opportunity for mentorship from experienced and technically capable firms through the SBA Mentor-Protégé program
  • Connect with procurement and compliance experts who understand regulations in the context of business growth, finance, and government contracting
  • Pursue joint ventures with established businesses to increase capacity
  • Qualify to receive federal surplus property on a priority basis
  • Receive free training from SBA’s Empower to Grow program


We will discuss: 

    • Program Overview
    • Program Benefits
    • Program Qualifications
    • Application Process
    • Maintaining Eligibility


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February 23
11:00 am - 12:00 pm