Minority Owned

Since October 2008, small businesses can self-represent their status as a small disadvantaged business (SDB).

You do not have to submit an application to SBA for SDB status.

To self-represent as an SDB, register your business in the System for Award Management. However, you and your firm must still understand the SBA eligibility criteria for SDBs.  Generally, this means that:



Date: Oct. 16, 2019                                      Contact: christian.pennington@sba.gov | 208-334-1156

                                                                                                     melanie.norton@sba.gov | 206-604-2957

BOSTON –The Small Business Administration (SBA) has named SCS Building Maintenance the 2018 8(a) Graduate of the Year for Massachusetts and New England.

MILWAUKEE– The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA Wisconsin  District Office announced today the opening of a new Women’s Business Center in Appleton with  an anticipated June opening.  The new center, hosted by the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), will have the mission of helping women entrepreneurs start and grow small businesses.  The new center will provide assistance and resources to entrepreneurs in northeastern Wisconsin.


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