FREE 8a Certification Guide Teaches Business Owners How To Get 8a Certified!
I’m Jeff Cazeau. For years now I’ve been helping business owners just like you obtain government contracts with federal, state and local government entities. I’ve written this Free, No-Obligation 8(a) certification guide in order to help business owners like you better understand the SBA’s 8(a) certification program. The guide is based on my experience as a government contracts attorney who specializes in preparing 8(a) Applications and defending applicants when their applications are denied for one reason or the other.
You should read this guide BEFORE you pay any money to an 8(a) consultant and BEFORE you send your application to the SBA! If you are not sure whether your company qualifies for the 8(a) certification, you definitely need this guide now.
Order Your 8a Certification Guide today and learn:
- What Is The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program
- Get An Overview Of The 8(a) Application Process
- 16 Items That Will Cause The SBA To Automatically Deny Your Application
- What To Do If Your Application Is Denied
- 11 Popular Myths About The 8(a) Certification Program
- Checklist: Questions To Ask Your 8(a) Certification Consultant
- Why Choosing The Wrong Service Provider Can Cost You
- How Long Does It Take To Get Certified
- What To Do If Your Business Is Less Than Two Years Old
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Why business hire us to complete their 8a Certification application.
To Save Time - Unless you have some experience with the certification process, it may take you several months to complete your 8(a) application. Having your 8a application returned for errors just once can cost you a 3 month delay. The SBA has made it easier to apply for an 8(a) certification by creating an online application. What most first time applicants don’t understand is that the online 8(a) application is only a small part of the 8(a) application process.
Get It Right The First Time - Nearly 90% of all 8a applications are returned for one reason or the other. The majority of those applications were submitted by individuals who prepared their own 8a application. Incomplete applications and missing documents can cost you time and money. Once your 8(a) application is submitted, the SBA has up to 90 days to review your 8(a) application and to let you know if there are any problems with your application. If there is a problem with your 8(a) application the SBA will notify you. However, this may not be the end of the requests for additional information. The burden is on you to check your application and make sure that everything is in order. Once you re-submit your 8a certification application the SBA will have another 90 days to review and respond. At this point, if there are any other problems with your application the SBA will return your application and will let you know how much time you have to fix the problems. If you are unable to fix the problems with your application, your 8a certification application will be denied. A completed 8a application with all of its supporting documentation can be a hundred pages or more. Are you really prepared to put all of those documents together for your 8a certification?
Avoid having your 8a application denied by the SBA - Nearly 70% of all 8a applications submitted are denied by the SBA. If your 8(a) application is denied you will have to wait 12 months before you can re-apply again. You must fully understand the 8a requirements before spending time and money on your 8a application. The SBA has a number of 8a certification regulations which when not followed by the applicant can mean a complete rejection of your application. Before we begin your 8(a) application we perform a complete analysis of you and your business to make sure you qualify for the 8a certification program.
Post Certification Support - What happens after you receive your 8a certification. As a practicing government contracts attorney I help my clients on a daily basis deal with the ins and outs of government contracts. Once you have your 8a certification you may need a trusted adviser who can help you. I make myself available to all of my clients in helping them deal with obtaining and retaining government contracts.
How we work in helping you secure your 8a certification.
- Before we begin filling out your 8(a) application a we perform a complete assessment of your company to ensure that you have a high probability of of obtaining your 8(a) certification. Every aspect of your company which may raise a red flag with the SBA is examined so that you do not waste your time and money.
- Regular updates on your 8(a) application are provided to you so that you can keep up with the progress of the application. The updates we provide will inform you of the various information and documents we need in order to complete your application.
- Every aspect of your 8(a) application is thoroughly examined by an experienced 8a certification attorney . Unlike most companies which provide 8(a)application preparation services, your application is handled by an experienced attorney who knows and understands the requirements and the regulations that govern the program.
- We package your 8a certification application in the exact manner in which the SBA requires it, in order to reduce any chance of having your application being rejected.
- You deal directly with an experienced government contracts attorney who can help and advise you once you have received your 8a certification. By working with an experienced government contracts attorney you will develop a relationship with a trusted legal advisor who can help you with your government contracts. Our government contract attorney is experienced in dealing in all facets of government contracts on the Federal, State and Local level.
The SBA 8(a) Business Development 8a Certification program.
The 8(a) Business Development program administered by the U. S. Small Business Administration is designed to create a level the playing field and promote equal access to government contracts. The 8a certification program provides government contracting opportunities to socially and economically disadvantaged African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian Pacific American, and Women owned business owners. Companies who receive their 8a certification can benefit from a number of opportunities offered by the federal government including contracting opportunities, access to capital, management and technical assistance and much more.
Why now is the best time to get your 8a certification.
The federal government spends billions of dollars on goods and services. A portion of that spending, nearly 25% is set aside for small businesses and in particular 8(a) certified firms. 8a certified companies can bid on and obtain contracts worth $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing.
Are you ready to obtain your certification?
Now is the time to get your company 8(a) certified so that you can begin to participate and the large number of federal projects being funded by the federal government. The 8a certification attorneys at the law firm of Kleiner & Cazeau are prepared to handle your company’s 8a application and /or other services related to your 8a certification including:
- Narratives of Economic Disadvantage Assistance
- Narratives of Social Disadvantage Assistance
- 8a Certification Denial and Appeals
- 8a Certification Requests for Reconsideration Assistance
- Responding to Early 8(a)Certification Terminations
- Resolution of 8(a) Program Legal Matters
- 8a Certification Post approval consulting services
- Addressing 8a certification sole source matters
Contact Us Today
Contact an 8a certification attorney at Kleiner & Cazeau regarding any 8a certification matters. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at (305) 517-1392 ext: 102 or by e-mail using our contact form. We are ready to help you obtain your 8a certification.