SBA's 8(a) and HUBZone programs

Dear friends,
The Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the country. The Federal Government has small business set asides and a goal to purchase from small businesses across the nation.
There are 2 certifications that give small businesses an advantage when working with the Federal Government:

  • HUBZone Certification
  • 8(a) Business Development Program

On Thursday, October 8 at 5:00pm-6:30pm, the Small Business Administration (SBA) team will be at the Quest Center to answer questions and guide you to getting connected and potentially certified in both programs.
The Quest Center is located at:
1213 Purchase Street, 3rd floor
New Bedford, MA 02740
Here is a bit of homework to do in advance of attending this FREE program:
HUBZone: To find out if your business is located in a HUBZone please go to:
Besides the government, large prime contractors also have goals to use businesses located in HUBZones!
You can apply online here:
8(a) Business Development Program:
This program is specifically designated for business who are 51% Black, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American Designated. The business must exist for a minimum of 2 years and have a net worth of under $250,000.00
For more information:
You can apply online here:
If you are interested in attending, please rsvp to Angela Johnston at or call 508-264-0456.
We hope to see you there!

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