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This Continuing Education Business Class is offered by UGA SBDC at GSU for Business Owners and Operators that need assistance with applying for the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development program.  This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of how to apply and be accepted into the 8(a) program. This five-hour, one day, class will offer a step by step approach consistent with program requirements and guidelines. Most companies who are aware and interested in this program are presented with a wealth of information that is often overwhelming and difficult to disseminate. This class will be presented in a way to demystify the myths about the 8(a) program and outline a practical process for the potential applicant.

COST: $129.00 $0.00*

* In order to help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is currently offering all of its continuing education programming at no direct charge to small business owners, employees and prospective business owners for calendar year 2020 thanks to special funding from the CARES Act.

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Topics of Discussion:

  • What is the SBA 8(a) program?
  • What are the SBA 8(a) program entry requirements?
  • Common myths of the SBA 8(a) program
  • How to apply to the 8(a) program – step by step
  • Helpful 8(a) Business development strategies

Tools & Takeaways:

  • A clear understanding of program entry requirements
  • Strategies to think about to get the most out of the 8(a) program
  • 8(a) checklists and guidelines to follow when applying
  • Sample narratives on how to demonstrate a socially dis-advantage claim
  • Overview and examples of why companies are denied entry
  • The latest and up-to-date news concerning the 8(a) program
  • Discussion with guest SBA 8(a) program representative
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No programs available

All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.