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8a Magazine’s content is provided by the federal and state certification and contracting industry experts of ez8a, Advance GSA, Government Marketing, Advance 8a and Fedvital, as well as guest contributors that are at the top of their field. Active 8a Articles are designed to focus on the advantages a firm has after becoming 8a Certified by the SBA. While our articles highlight ways to utilize your 8a Certification, as well as stay in compliance with the SBA, further exploration of the subject matter or even issues that we have yet to discuss (or haven’t discussed in a while) may be at the top of your mind. Click ‘Ask An Expert’ to send a note directly to our resident Active 8a Expert, Mark Ryan. From there, Mark can help answer any questions your firm may have concerning how to make your 8a Certification work for you. Ask an Expert
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Nine Step Process for Marketing Your 8(a) Business

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Will a GSA Schedule Benefit Your Firm 10x over What Currently Exists in the Marketplace?

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Q & A on GSA Schedule Contracts

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Great Federal Buyer: Customer Service = GSA Schedule

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