Small Business Programs – Certifications

As the owner of a small business, you may qualify for specific SBA programs based on a variety of factors. Specific program information is available below.

Small Business
There is no formal certification for small businesses. However, a business’ size is determined by its NAICS code(s) and its 3 year averaged number of employees or annual sales revenue. To view the Small Business Size Standard Table, please CLICK HERE.

SBA HUBZone Certification
The program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones – “HUBZones” – through the establishment of preferences. SBA’s HUBZone program is in line with the efforts of both the Administration and Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities. A HUBZone map, application and more specific information is available at

For additional assistance on the SBA HUBZone Certification program please contact Ben Blanc at (414)270-3600 or at

SBA 8(a) Program
The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Click the link to participate in an online 8(a) training course.

For additional assistance on the SBA 8(a) program please contact Joe Smetak at (414)270-3600 or at

SBA Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program
The Small Business Administration administers a self certifying program from Woman Owned Small businesses. To view additional information on this program, click the link.

For additional information on the SBA Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, please contact Kim Garber at or (608)444-0047

Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Verification Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Has Special Authority for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business/Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB) Set-aside and Sole Source Contracts. Click the link to view the online VetBiz portal to see if your Veteran Owned or Service Disabled Veteran Owned business qualifies for the program.

CLICK HERE for information related to contracting programs available to Native Owned Businesses.

For additional information on the Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Verification Program, please contact Joe Smetak at or 414-270-3600