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Acquisition Hour: The U.S. SBA 8(a) Certification Program and HUBZone Certification

May 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The U.S. SBA 8(a) Certification Program

Businesses that are considered Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) due to social and economic disadvantage may qualify for certification under the 8(a) program. This presentation is recommended for any small business that may qualify as socially and economically disadvantaged, and would benefit from the benefits of the 8(a) program.

This webinar will cover:

  • What qualifies a company as SDB
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • The application process
  • Program benefits
  • Expectations of an  8(a) participant

HUBZone Certification

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in designated urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. This presentation is recommended for any business that is interested in becoming an SBA HUBZone certified business.

Currently, many Federal agencies and Federal Prime contractors are NOT meeting their HUBZone goals. This could be a potential opportunity for your business.

This webinar will cover:

  • HUBZone certification requirements
  • HUBZone certification application process
  • Renewing your HUBZone certification
  • Locating HUBZone set aside opportunities
  • Marketing your HUBZone certified business
  • Recent changes to the HUBZone program

Speakers: Shane Mahaffy, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Benjamin Blanc, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.

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May 22, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Benjamin Blanc
(414) 270-3600

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