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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. Aspiring 8a Articles are designed to focus on the advantages a firm can realize by pursuing the SBA’s 8a Certification. While our articles highlight different aspects of the certification process, 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 Aspiring 8a Expert, Todd Luttenegger. From there, Todd can help answer any questions your firm may have concerning the 8a Certification process. Ask an Expert
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Check Your Sam.gov Profile: Stay Eligible for Federal Contracts

Industry experts such as Fedvital and ez8a specialize in assisting firms in securing federal contracts through their marketing services. One crucial step they advise their clients to undertake.... View More
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Surprising Truth: Caucasian Women-Owned Businesses Can Qualify for 8(a) BD Program

Some Caucasian women-owned businesses may mistakenly assume they are not eligible for the 8(a) program, which is designed to support socially and economically disadvantaged.... View More
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Federal Sales Success: Strategies for Small Business Owners

In 2013, American Express conducted a study on small business owners who are active federal contractors and found that they had invested $128,000, spent nearly three years and.... View More
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Achieve Success in the Federal Market with a GSA Schedule

When you're starting a new business, you need to think about whether your idea is really better than what's already out there. If it's not at least 10 times better, it's probably not worth.... View More
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Success in Federal Contracting: Key Elements to Get You Started

Are you a small business looking to tap into the vast federal market, but unsure where to start? Success in federal contracting requires a combination of factors, including being in the right.... View More
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Expanded 8(a) Program Requirements: Opening Up Opportunities

The Small Business Administration (SBA) implemented three significant adjustments to the qualifications for individuals seeking to be classified as economically disadvantaged for the.... View More
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Small Businesses Exceed Federal Contracting Goals

Isabel Casillas Guzman, the Director of the Small Business Administration, stated that the government had achieved a new high by awarding 28.4% of its contracts to small businesses during.... View More
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Success in the Federal Market: Certifications and Networking

Obtaining SBA/VA Certifications/Verifications can give firms a significant advantage in the federal marketplace, as certified businesses often receive preferential treatment over non-certified.... View More
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Growing Your Small Business: SBA’s 8(a) Certification Program

Small business owners in the United States who have suffered economic and social disadvantage can apply to be a part of, through the Small Business Administration (SBA), the 8(a) Business Development.... View More
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Navigating Success: Your Roadmap to the 8(a) Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently began accepting applications again for the 8(a) BD Program, presenting business owners a golden opportunity. Recent updates have.... View More
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