By: Gloria Larkin Effective November 16, 2020, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final rule (85 Fed. Reg. 66146) took effect to eliminate a separate 8(a) Mentor Protégé Program in favor of consolidating it in the All-Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP.) The intent is to satisfy the Executive Order 13771 issued in 2017,... Read More
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National 8(a) Post-Conference: Get the Date
A couple of months ago I wrote the blog, “A Long Way for Lunch” on the importance of planning ahead before, during, and after an event. Although this was my first National 8(a) Conference, after having attended hundreds of similar events over the years, the good counsel continues to prove true. Fortunately, we were there to help many... Read More
Myths & Realities of 8(a) Certification: Golden Ticket or Not?
The federal government’s 8(a) Business Development Program (8a) is misunderstood and often misrepresented. There are many misperceptions, with the most common being that the program is only for minority individuals, that one must be certified as 8a in order to win contracts and once certified, you are guaranteed business. In reality, anyone can be considered... Read More