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8a Certification

8a Certification
8a Certification
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ROI varies based upon the industry of the firm as well as the certification(s) obtained. Average revenues range from $1 Million per firm for WOSB Certification holders to over $3.7 Million for 8(a) Certification holders. For most SBA approved firms, their 8(a) Certification provides growth opportunities that exceed all other marketing channels combined.

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Who We Are

Advance 8a is an expert provider of 8(a) application services as well as HUBZone, SDVOSB and WOSB Certification services. Our goal is to make obtaining your SBA 8(a) Certification as easy and quick a process as possible. We give our clients the necessary tools and guidance needed to win coveted government contracts. Our client base is diverse and we have provided services to businesses in every state, as well as a number of U.S. Territories.

We also assist clients at getting state certifications such as MBE, WBE and DBE Certifications, as well as local certifications such as the New York City Certification Programs. Many of the certifications can be bundled together as many of the applications have redundancies allowing us to offer clients significant time and financial savings by completing multiple certifications simultaneously.

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What We Do

8(a) Business Development Program

The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to assist businesses owned by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged by giving them preferential treatment in federal contract awards.


HUBZone Certification is designed to provide federal contracting opportunities to businesses that are located and employ people in those areas that are marked by lower wages and higher unemployment rates than the rest of the country.


The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification is for veterans who suffered a disability while on active duty in the military.


The Women Owned Small Business or 8(m) Certification program is designed to help women make inroads into industries which are statistically under represented by women. There are 83 NAICS Codes where women-owned small businesses with these certifications can now obtain preferential treatment in federal contract awards.

We provide a free ten-minute call to screen applicants to see if their company is eligible for all four SBA Certifications, including the 8(a) Certification. We then provide the client with a list of required documents to help them get organized so they can work towards their full 8(a) potential. We interview them, create required schedules, process applications and help with their online form submissions.
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