Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
Since October 2008, small businesses can self-represent their status as a small disadvantaged business (SDB).
You do not have to submit an application to SBA for SDB status.
To self-represent as an SDB, register your business in the System for Award Management. However, you and your firm must still understand the SBA eligibility criteria for SDBs. Generally, this means that:
- The firm must be 51% or more owned and control by one or more disadvantaged persons.
- The disadvantaged person or persons must be socially disadvantaged and economically disadvantaged.
- The firm must be small, according to SBA’s size standards
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