Many Alaska businesses are attracted to SBA’s 8(a) program because it supports the development of small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals so that those concerns can compete in the government marketplace. Generally, a concern meets the basic requirements for admission to the 8(a) program if it is:
- a small business
- unconditionally owned and controlled
- by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals
- who are of good character
- citizens of the United States, and
- which demonstrates potential for success.
It is very important to evaluate whether or not the 8(a) Program is right for your business. The 8(a) Suitability Questionnaire will assist the applicant in applying to and participating in the 8(a) program.