Small Disadvantaged Business Program
Designed to treat small companies equitably and empower them to pursue business in both the private and public sector contract arena. Once an SDB is certified, the firm is eligible for specific procurement benefits.
8(a) Business Development Program
The SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program is an initiative that helps small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy. Program participation is divided into two stages.
The developmental stage is designed to help 8(a) certified firms overcome their economic disadvantage by providing personalized business assistance in key funcional areas and fostering meaningful business relationships.
The traditional stage is designed to help program participants enhance their business acumen in both the government and commercial sectors; successfully handling complex business scenarios and prepare for post 8(a) Program expansion into commercial market scenarios.
The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program
The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program is designed to stimulate economic development and create jobs in urban and rural communities. The program provides contracting opportunities to small businesses located in, and hiring employees from, Historical Underutilized Business Zones.
The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business ProgramProviding opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses to increase their federal contracting and subcontracting.