The 8(a) Business Development program is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s mission to assist socially and economically disadvantaged business owners compete for federal government contracts. Eligible companies are generally at least 2 years old with owner (s) who are able to demonstrate social and economic disadvantage. Program topics include overviews and differences of the 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business Certification (SDB) programs, a detailed application checklist, and examples taken from successful and unsuccessful 8(a) applications. Registration is required to attend. Space is limited. First come, first serve.