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Does SBA require the disadvantaged individual to have the technical expertise and hold the critical license in order to demonstr

Answer: 

No. SBA requires only that the disadvantaged individual(s) controlling the firm have management experience to the extent and of the complexity necessary to run the firm. However, the disadvantaged individual must demonstrate that he or she has the ultimate managerial and supervisory control over those in the firm with the technical or licensing expertise. If the critical license is held by a nondisadvantaged individual who has an equity interest in the applicant firm, SBA may find that the nondisadvantaged individual controls the firm.