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.
Electronic Data Interchange
Transmission of information bet...
Accrual Basis Accounting
recognizes revenues when earned and expenses are...
Limited Partnership
A business organization with one or...
B/E (Business EIDL) Loan
A business loan that...
SAE (Stand Alone Economic Injury Disaster Loan)
provide necessary working capital to...
Contracting Officer
A person with the authority to...
Extraordinary Items
Additional expenses that are...
Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC)
A group composed of rep...
Best and Final Offer
For negotiated procurements...
Trend Analysis
A comparative analysis of...
Normal Annual Sales
Those sales that would have...
Partnering
A mutually beneficial business-to-bus...
Joint Venture
In the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program...
Depreciation
A non-cash operating expense that...
Small Business
A business smaller than...

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