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Drive 8a Federal Small Business Summit


Drive 8a Federal Small Business Summit

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Carolina District Office.

Are you a minority or socially disadvantaged business looking to expand your contracting opportunities with the federal government?

Is your net worth below $250k (economically disadvantaged)?

Have you been in business for a least two years?

If so, you might be missing a huge opportunity to gain access to federal contracts that are set aside for 8(a) Business Development Program. At the Drive 8a Summit , participants will learn how to qualify, apply, and utilize the certification to increase business revenue.

Attendees will also meet the SBA’s Regional Administrator for Region IV, Ashley Bell and listen to Dr. Louis Lynn  and other members of the Drive 8(a) committee speak about their success with the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

Spaces are limited!


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email YW5nZWxhICEgYnJld2VyIHwgc2JhICEgZ292 or bWljaGFlbCAhIGNvcnAgfCBzYmEgISBnb3Y= 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to bring your ticket.

8(a) Business Development Program Specifics:

Socially Disadvantaged: (African American, Hispanic Americans; Native Americans (Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, or enrolled members of a Federally or State recognized Indian Tribe); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal) 

Economically Disadvantaged: Net Worth initially under $250K then maintained under $750K once in program Three Year Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) under $250K then under $350 once in program; All assets initially below $4M then $6M once in program

The SBA's small business contracting programs include the 8(a) Program for socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program.

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