Intro to 8(a) Webinar, August 25, 10 am - Presented by SBA; Hosted by Dallas SCORE

Dallas/Fort Worth District Office

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Intro to the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program 


August 25, 2022, 10 am - 12:00 noon


Presented by SBA's Dallas/Fort Worth District Office

Hosted by the Dallas Chapter of SCORE


Is your business SBA certified?

Government agencies reserve contracts for small businesses that are certified in SBA’s contracting programs.

The 8(a) Program is to help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.

This is an introduction to the
SBA 8(a) Business Development Program
We will review...
  • Who should consider applying
  • When to apply
  • The eligibility requirements
  • What the benefits are
  • And, more!

You must register to attend this introductory webinar.  The fee for the Intro Webinar is $10, payable to SCORE.  Simply click this link to register:

Register for 8(a) Intro Webinar!


The introductory webinar will be followed by a 4-part weekly series starting September 1 that will take you through preparation for and the actual application process.  To attend the webinars in the 4-part series a $50 fee is payable to Dallas Chapter of SCORE, a resource partner with SBA.  The $50 fee covers the 4 sessions in the series.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Dates and Topics:
(You will receive the links for each session upon registration)

Session 1 (09.01.22) - Getting Ready to Apply. Preparations and the Document Checklist 

Session 2 (09.08.22) - Application Modules – a deep dive into the application – Basic Eligibility, Business Ownership, Control  

Session 3 (09.15.22) - Application Modules – more diving – Potential for Success, Contributors, Non-Disadvantaged Individuals, Spouses of Disadvantaged Individuals, Disadvantaged Individuals 

Session 4 (09.22.22) - Final Steps – Submitting the application, Tips, Your Q&A, Now What? 

Do you already know you want to attend the 4-part $50 series that starts September 1?  To register for this series, SBA 8(a) Certification Program - 4 Parts (Join anytime during the series) | SCORE.
We are glad that you are taking that next step be certified with the SBA in the 8(a) Business Development Program!

Contact:  Tammy Jo Covert

SCORE Dallas Chapter