Loading...
Get Consultation
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
Top Stories
news
Active 8a

Federal Buyers: Where are they, and How do I find them?

Success in the Federal Marketplace does not happen by random chance, it must be prepared for. I am going to go over Ten Pointers that all firms that wish to market to the federal government.... View More
news
Active 8a

Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA and GSA Schedule

Over the last couple of years, the world has had more challenges to face than usual. If you are looking to add disaster assistance as an avenue for selling your products and/or.... View More
news
Active 8a

First Look Advantage in the Federal Marketplace?

In today’s business environment being the first seen is often the difference between making the sale and never getting the chance. In the federal space determining where.... View More
news
Active 8a

SDVOSB Certification Strength

There are approximately 25,800 verified SDVOSB firms performing business with the Federal Government. In 2020, those firms have shared $23.8B in federal contracts. This works out.... View More
news
Active 8a

HUBZone Expansion (Revisited)

I talk with many people each week about HUBZone. Many are still unaware of the Rule Changes that took place in 2019-2020, and how they affect their.... View More
news
Active 8a

Great Federal Buyer: Customer Service = GSA Schedule

The best customer service for federal buyers is through the GSA Schedule System. As a result, a small business vendor with a GSA Schedule has approximately.... View More
news
Active 8a

In the WOSB Federal Space, Odds are You Need a GSA Schedule

There are roughly 65,000 WOSB firms competing for work in the federal space. Having a WOSB Certification provides preference in the federal marketplace, but with this.... View More
news
Active 8a

Value of a HUBZone Certification in Your State

There are currently over 40,000 businesses located in counties where the entire county is HUBZone eligible. Only a small fraction of these firms have undertaken the.... View More
news
Active 8a

Novel 8(a) Marketing Strategy

Firms that have obtained the 8(a) Certification average between $6-8MM per year in federal sales. Most of them obtain this level of sales gradually over time by following a traditional 8(a) marketing.... View More
news
Active 8a

Why use PSC Code instead of NAICS Codes for Market Research

In conducting Market Research in the Federal space, your firm can choose between two different coding systems. The NAICS Code System which stands for.... View More