Helping Hand-Gov’t Contracting

September 5, 2013
Hosted by Angela Sharpe

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What is the 8(a) Business Development Program? It is a hand up, it is a helping hand and it is a great opportunity for small business. The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses and offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. Participation in the program is divided into two phases over nine years. Benefits for Participants can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts. How can I determine if I qualify? Join us for the answers

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Angela Sharpe

Angela Sharpe

Angela Sharpe is the talk show host for A Sharpe Outlook. Statistically, most businesses fail in the first three years. With her holistic style, she makes difficult information very easy to understand. What you don't know can hurt you, so the mission is always sharing information and best practices in order to achieve success. She develops and shares business tools to help avoid pitfalls. She is an author and a conference presenter in the areas of Housing, Grants, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Budgeting, Audit, Start-ups, Business Development, Process re-engineering, Systems, Credit, Resources and other operational information. Angela is a seasoned professional with over thirty five years of experience at a senior management level and possesses considerable skill gained from numerous organizations and industries. She has worked for Fortune 500 to Fortune 100 companies and is a conference presenter for existing businesses and start-ups. The industries covered in her years of experience, are retail, consumer goods, software, gaming, banking, manufacturing and nonprofits. Currently, she develops curriculum and training materials for use in private industry, native communities, nonprofits and women/minority owned businesses. She is a leadership trainer and coach using webinars. For additional information, visit www.asharpeoutlook.com.

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