Free Consultation

8acertification.net free consultation is a service we provide to help business owners determine if they are eligible for SBA 8a certification. There is a great deal of research the business owners must do to determine if they are eligible and a quick 10-minute phone call with one of our business analysts can answer the majority of these issues. If after the initial 10-minute call we determine that your application has a high probability for success we will schedule a second call with a senior business analyst. This call will take approximately 30-minutes. The senior business analyst will look for problems the SBA may have with the application and thus prevent successful 8a certification. Then the analyst will give an overall opinion as to the eligibility of the business. At this time there is no obligation to use our services for 8a certification.

Here is a list of many of the questions that we will go over to determine the initial phase of your business eligibility. Feel free to call us with any questions, as our business is helping people! 703-688-3546.

  • How long have you been working full time at this business?
  • Do you have at minimum two years tax returns for the business?
  • For your last fiscal year were your sales under $7 million?
  • Are there less than 250 employees at your company?
  • Last financial reporting period, can you obtain monthly financial statements for the current year or period in which you would be applying with the SBA?
  • Is your company a for-profit company?
    • Is your company currently making money?
  • The business that will be applying is not a broker; that is, do you actually touch the product or service like construction, landscaping, information technology, manufacturing, security, office support services, consulting, etc?
  • Does your company currently have working capital to sustain a government project that could take 90 days for payment to be received?
  • Is the company owned 51 percent or greater by one or more people that:
    • Each have an adjusted net worth of $250,000 or less (excluding personal residence and business)?
    • Each are one of the following presumed socially disadvantaged classes:
      • Native American
      • Black American
      • Hispanic American
      • Asian Pacific American
      • Subcontinent Asian American
    • If your answer to question two is “no,” has each person that answered “no” been subject to:
      • cultural prejudice
      • handicap bias
      • ethnic prejudice
      • racial prejudice
      • gender bias
      • geographical bias
    • Has each person owning greater than 10% never been previously certified?
    • Do applicants have any back taxes or delinquent federal loans?
    • Is 51% of ownership by a person who is also economically and socially disadvantaged and a citizen of the United States?
  • The company that would receive the 8a certification does not owe any delinquent federal loans or back taxes.
  • Is the top management person at the company the person connected with this 8a application?
  • Is another 8a certified company somehow involved with this business?

Our Easy 8a Service Process

  • 1. Free Consultation to determine eligibility, review potential obstacles.
  • 2. Retainer Letter and Non-Disclosure Agreement to protect our client's privacy.
  • 3. Consultation with application checklist preparer. Interviews with Social, Economic and Two-Year Waiver narrative writers.
  • 4. Final review of the application.
  • 5. Answer SBA Business Opportunity Specialist's inquiries.
  • 6. SBA Certification Letter.
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