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SBA Webinar Series Part II: Top Reasons for Returns and Declines of Applications for the 8(a) Business Development Program

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration will present Top Reasons Why SBA Returns & Declines an 8(a) Application, the second of its free, two-part webinar series on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. EST

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The hour-long webinar will cover: 

  • Eligibility requirements for 8(a) certification;
  • How to present a clean 8(a) application to the SBA to enhance the potential for acceptance into the  8(a) program; and
  • The top reasons why an 8(a) application is declined or returned. 

The Jan. 22 webinar will cover basic "must have" requirements and the top reasons why an 8(a) application is declined or returned.  Click on this link to register: http://ems.intellor.com/index.cgi?p=204873&t=71&do=register&s=&rID=432&edID=293

The Jan. 15th and Jan. 22nd webinars will be archived on SBA's YouTube page.

The SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program was created to help small businesses considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged grow their businesses through counseling, training workshops, management advice and technical guidance. The nine-year program also provides these businesses access to government contracting opportunities. During fiscal year 2012, small businesses received more than $15.8 billion in 8(a) contracts. 

WHAT:           Top Reasons Why SBA Returns & Declines an 8(a) Application
WHEN:           Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST
HOW:             Registration is free, but required.  Click on the above link to sign up.

Advisory Number: MA14-02

Contact:  Tiffani S. Clements (202) 401-0035
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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