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SBA Presents Webinar Series to Help Small Businesses Learn How to Apply for the 8(a) Business Development Program

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration will present How to Prepare and Submit Your 8(a) Business Development Application-Tips for Success, the first in a series of webinars from April through August to help small disadvantaged businesses learn how to successfully apply for the 8(a) BD program. 

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The hour-long webinar will cover: 

  • How the 8(a) Program works
  • Eligibility requirements for 8(a) certification
  • Benefits of the 8(a) Program
  • Helpful tips on completing an 8(a) application

The webinar series is designed to help small disadvantaged businesses get and maintain their 8(a) certification and compete in the federal marketplace.  Pre-registration is not available for this webinar.  Click on this link on April 9 at the start of the webinar to participate: http://emsp.intellor.com/login/414419.

The SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program was created to help small businesses considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged grow their businesses through counseling, training workshops, management advice and technical guidance. The nine-year program also provides these businesses access to government contracting opportunities. During fiscal year 2012, small businesses received more than $15.8 billion in 8(a) contract dollars. 

WHAT: How to Prepare and Submit Your 8(a) Business Development Application-Tips for Success

WHEN: Wednesday, April 92 to 3 p.m. EDT

HOW: Click on the above link to participate.

Advisory Number: 14-11

Contact: Tiffani S. Clements (202) 401-0035
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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