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8(a) Certification Qualification

My husband and I own an LLC business together and we did not put what percentage we own, so I’m guessing we own 50/50. My husband is a minority, so can we both apply for our business to get 8a certified since he is a minority and I am a woman? Is that considered a disadvantage business? Could we show we each own 50 % of the business or does one need to own 51% or more?

Jesse Dunbar, Editor Said : Yes, you can become an 8(a) certified firm as a minority and/or a woman, even as a service-disabled veteran, but the SBA gets very specific and technical concerning percentage of ownership, etc, requiring 51% from whichever vantage point is selected. I would suggest contacting an industry expert such as ez8a or Advance 8a to navigate that process. They do not charge for an initial consultation.
Yes, you can become an 8(a) certified firm as a minority and/or a woman, even as a service-disabled veteran, but the SBA gets very specific and technical concerning percentage of ownership, etc, requiring 51% from whichever vantage point is selected. I would suggest contacting an industry expert such as ez8a or Advance 8a to navigate that process. They do not charge for an initial consultation.

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