The 8(a) Program is a federal business development program designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses.
Welcome to SBA’s Pre-8(a) Business Development Program, training series. It is a multi-part educational series designed to inform, educate and engage qualified small firms. It is a series intended to help prospective 8(a) firms to better understand the business development program and to assist qualified firms to benefit from the program. The series consists of online courses, supplemental workbooks and other educational materials.
|1||Setting Expectations (Transcript)||Introduction to the 8(a) Business Development Program and eligibility requirements|
|2||Introduction to Federal Contracting (Transcript)||Overview of federal contract markets and a description of how the government buys goods and services|
|3||Winning Contracts (coming soon)||How to find contract opportunities, prepare bids and market to the government|
|4||Business Plannning & Operational Management (coming soon)||Business planning, complying with program requirements and available business development resources|
Support Materials & Resources
|Supplemental Workbook||Module 1, Setting Expectations|
|Supplemental Workbook||Module 2, Introduction to Federal Contracting|
|SBA Web Resource - 8(a) BD Program||Overview of 8(a) Program & updates|
|SBA Web Resource - New 8(a) BD Regulations||Description of new 8(a) Program regulations|