8(a) Firm

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Definition of '8(a) Firm'

An 8(a) firm is a small business that has been certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as having the potential to grow and create jobs. 8(a) firms are eligible for a variety of government contracts and programs that are designed to help them succeed.

To be certified as an 8(a) firm, a business must meet certain criteria, including having fewer than 500 employees, being majority-owned and controlled by U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and having the ability to compete effectively for government contracts.

Once certified, 8(a) firms can participate in the SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program. This program provides 8(a) firms with access to government contracts, technical assistance, and training.

8(a) firms have successfully won billions of dollars in government contracts. These contracts have helped 8(a) firms create jobs and grow their businesses.

The 8(a) program is a valuable resource for small businesses that are looking to grow and create jobs. If you are a small business owner who meets the criteria, you should consider applying for 8(a) certification.

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