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Is SBA Your Friend During the 8a Small Business Application Process?

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The United States Small Business Administration or SBA helps the small businesses to grow. It is the best friend of the small businesses. However, only during the 8a application process, the SBA is not the pal of small businesses. So, if you are an entrepreneur wanting to get 8a certification, it is important for you to know not to take the help of the SBA during the 8a application process.

At this time, the SBA has a big role to play. It scrutinizes and reviews the applications that have been submitted to them. They do not trust you or know you at this point of time. They do not know you whether you are a hardworking or an honest businessman. The only thing they know is that they need to do a thorough review of the applications submitted so that small businesses do not gain an access to the federal contracts in an illegitimate or fraud way.

The SBA while reviewing your application is going to check your business invoices, credit records, arrest records, business contracts, your relationship with other companies and so on. It does all these things to analyze you, evaluate you and assess you as well as your business relations. As a small entrepreneur wanting to obtain 8 a certification, all you need to do is provide the SBA with all the paper works that’s vital for getting certified.

Only if the SBA is satisfied with all your documents, it will trust you and in the process you may obtain 8a certification. So, when the US agency is reviewing your application, you should be very careful. Always provide them with tangible proof, organized documents, third party validation and valid evidence. Your reputation, word or image is not going to have any impact on them. Being unable to satisfy them with documentation will result in rejection of your application.

Thus, when your 8a application is under review, don’t make the mistake of calling up an SBA member who is processing the application for suggestions or guidance. If you need any assistance during this time, get in touch with a local 8a certification consultant. There is also one more thing that you need to remember. You should be very careful when conversing with an SBA CODS DCPE staff member who is dealing with your application. This person is not your pal. The paperworks you submit to the SBA are actually sent to the COD of DPCE for evaluation an analysis. Uttering wrong words at the wrong time before this person might get your application rejected.

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Era

Small Business Certification Consultant at Advance 8a
Era Lion is a business consultant. He advises small businesses on 8 a certification, HUBZone certification and other SBA certifications helping a small firm to grow. He even writes articles and blogs on these topics. Here he writes about how small businesses can get an access to federal contracts.
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