Certified 8(a) Firm

A firm owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and eligible to receive federal contracts under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

Updated on
September 9, 2022
Published on
June 20, 2018
The 7(a) Loan Program, SBA’s most common loan program, includes assistance for each business with unique needs.
SBA 504 loans are very popular for long-term, fixed rate financing of up to $5 million for major fixed assets.
The average Microloan is about $13,000. The Microloans program provides loans up to $50,000 to small businesses.
SBA Glossary

Common SBA Terms

Everything you need to know about common terms used to discuss SBA Loans.
Business Activity
The business (or loss) activity of...
Prime Contract
A contract awarded directly...
Extraordinary Items
Additional expenses that are...
Companion File
When an applicant has another application filed...
Protégé
A firm in a developmental stage that...
Credit Score Test
Part of the home loan CET show a...
Request for Proposal (RFP)
A document outlining a...
Phase 2
Process to be used to determine economic injury for...
Liabilities
A financial obligation...
Contracting Officer
A person with the authority to...
Physical Loans
Funds to repair/replace dis...
Available Asset Test
Part of the CET that determines if an applicant(s) has...
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
a working capital loan that...
Schedule of Liabilities
A business debt schedule that lists all of the debts...
Lien
A legal claim against an...

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