Event Details

Virtual Training: Understand SBA's 8(a) Certification


Online Meeting
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January 21st, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 11:00 am

If you’re interested in selling supplies or services to federal agencies and think you might qualify as a small disadvantaged business, this session is for you.  The federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year as part of the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.  Joining the 8(a) program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts and helps provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities.

In this online session, presenter Lesa Steele with REI Native American Business Center will discuss:

  •     Benefits of SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program
  •     Qualifications and Eligibility
  •     How to begin the certification process

We’ll have plenty of time for Q&A with the presenter at the end of the session, so come ready with your questions!

Presenter: Lesa Steel, REI Native American Business Center Coordinator

Workshop Provided by: REI Women's Business Center

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. WBC and 7j programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Lori Smith, WBC Assistant at PO Box 1335, Durant, OK 74702 or call 800-658-2823.

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Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available or to be added to a waiting list.