Learn the Ins and Outs of 8(a) Certification to Succeed In Govt. Contracting

One way for small business owners to gain traction in federal contracting is through the 8(a) certification, the SBA’s program for socially and economically disadvantaged firms.  Through the 8(a) program, billions of dollars worth of contracts are set aside for only 8(a) certified firms. Learning to correctly certify under the 8(a) program gives a company the opportunity to take advantage of set aside contracts and specialized business training – thus increasing chances of success.

For the last couple of months, we’ve been sending you webinar information on special one-hour, one-on-one mentorship sessions where a federal contracting expert has mentored a small business owner on how to strategically expand into the federal contracting arena. These webinars are a part of the Give Me 5 program – a national program by American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help women businesses owners access and win government contracts.

As part three of this training session, Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations and Give Me 5 instructor, will help business owner Regina LePak of Frances Construction, Inc., learn the ins and outs of 8(a) certification. 

During the one-hour webinar, Ann will discuss the process of becoming 8(a) certified, how a business owner can use the certification to their advantage, and the potential pitfalls to avoid once certified.
Additional information can be found below:

Give Me 5 315– Lessons Learned: The Ins and Outs of 8(a) Certification

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Time: 3-4 p.m. ET / 12 p.m.-1 p.m. PT
Where: Virtual

Registration is open to everyone; more details can be found here: http://www.wipp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=137550.

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