In order to gain access to government and corporate contracts you must obtain the proper certification. A small business certification is much like a personal certification. It provides you with a special status that will help your business compete for government contracts.
If you are a small business owner you could be missing out on a lesser-known revenue stream – “set-aside” contracts. Government agencies, along with corporations that do business with the government, are mandated by law or corporate policies to spend approximately 20% of their budget with small disadvantaged companies.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers the 8(a) Business Development program, commonly referred to as the 8a certification; to assist small businesses that are owned by individuals who are considered socially and economically disadvantaged, by providing them access to government contracting opportunities.
As a business owner, it is important to understand that an 8a certification can allow you compete for government contracts, increasing your business’ revenue.
Even during a recession, the government must continue spending to fund its operations and stimulate growth. If you are seeking small business certification, it is important to decide who your target customer is to see if an 8(a) certification is best for you.
Our 8a Application Services Can Save You Time & Money
The 8(a) application process can be time consuming and confusing for those who are not familiar with the requirements. Many state, city and county contracts for certified small businesses go unclaimed as small business owners do not know they can qualify.
At BizCentral our certification consultants will help you determine if you qualify for an 8(a). We will work with you to complete the 8(a) application with supporting documents and recommend the best agencies for your certification.
After the approval of your certification has been obtained and you are ready to start marketing your company and 8(a) certification, we can also help you identify available contracts and respond to bids or RFPs.
Whether you are starting or growing a business, at BizCentral USA we will assist you with all your business certification needs.
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