Advance 8a

Advance 8a is a leading provider of SBA Certification Services for businesses looking to obtain government contracts. We complete the four major SBA certifications for our clients (8a Certification, HUBZone Certification, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Certification and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification. 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.

Our firm is headquartered in Northern Kentucky (Cincinnati, Ohio Metro Area) and we have a business location in Colorado as well.

Advance 8a Principles and Values

We work to understand our client’s business needs first. We do not provide solutions that will not benefit a client’s current growth strategy or that will waste a client’s time and/or money.

Quality of our work is important

We believe that doing a job right the first time provides better service for our clients. We are always working to improve work flow and attention to detail within our own company, as well as within the companies we work with. This strengthens everyone’s reputation in the marketplace.

Confidentiality is critical

We respect that in the process of working with our clients that we become privy to information that must be safeguarded at all times.

Ethical Standards

Honesty and integrity are at the foundation of our business, giving clients straight answers is the way we do business.

Our people are our largest asset

We treat our employees with respect and know if we overload our staff we provide a low quality of service and our work environment suffers. Therefore, we seek a growth rate commensurate with our ability to train new staff.

Industries Serviced:

Construction 40%
Information Technology 35%
All Others 25%

Computer Hardware
Consumable Products
Energy Conservation
Environmental Consulting
Food Service
Government Consulting
Manufacturing and Wholesaling
Office Equipment and Supplies
Professional Services
Real-estate Services
Staffing and Headhunting Services
Utilities (Energy, Telecommunications and Water)
Vehicle Repair Facilities
Many other specialty products and services  


Our Easy 8a Service Process

  • 1. Free Consultation to determine eligibility, review potential obstacles.
  • 2. Retainer Letter and Non-Disclosure Agreement to protect our client's privacy.
  • 3. Consultation with application checklist preparer. Interviews with Social, Economic and Two-Year Waiver narrative writers.
  • 4. Final review of the application.
  • 5. Answer SBA Business Opportunity Specialist's inquiries.
  • 6. SBA Certification Letter.