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May 11, 2000

ULM and Small Business Development Center offers class on SBA 8 (a) program

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop that will inform small socially and economically disadvantaged business owners how they might receive federal contracts on a sole-source or limited competition basis through the SBA 8 (a) Program.

Under the 8 (a) Program, the Small Business Administration enters into prime contracts with Federal department and agencies and subcontracts the performance of work to disadvantage small businesses that are certified participants in the 8 (a) Program.

Topics include: What is 8 (a), benefits from 8 (a) status, qualifying for 8 (a) status, 8 (a) certification, etc.

This free class will meet Wednesday, May 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ULM Administration Building, room 2-50. For more information, contact the ULM SBDC at 342-1224.

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