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What is the SBA 8(a) Annual Review?

If you are new to the 8(a) program, you have probably heard that there is an annual review which the SBA requires each 8(a) certified firm to submit. The annual review is due within 30 days of the close of each program year. This may seem daunting for some, who if recently got in to […]

What is www.certify.sba.gov?

WWW.certify.sba.gov is the new online platform SBA introduced a few years ago to streamline all of SBA’s certifications. Although the old system, the General Login System (GLS) is still required for the Hubzone certification as of 2017, the WOSB and 8(a) application are to be completed via this site. The 8(a) annual review will also […]

Questions to ask when hiring a company for the 8(a) Certification program?

When you do finally decide that applying for the 8(a) certification is something your company can benefit from, there are some important questions to ask the company you plan on hiring. Below are a few things to consider and questions to ask. 1. What is the process your firm uses to help us become certified? […]

Contracting with Metro

  (818)551-9400     On October 1st 2015, I wrote an article about a friend of mine, who after three years of convincing, finally saw an opportunity to contract with Metro. To explain to you the diversity of contracts available with Metro, my friend is a videographer, and this particular contract was to be for […]

Be careful who you hire to assist with your Certifications

(818)551-9400   I recently gave a presentation to an organization called, Women’s Presidents Organization. They are a nationwide group consisting of various chapter throughout each state. Each group consists of successful Women entrepreneurs who have monthly meeting and discuss various topics on how to grow their businesses. A few days ago, I received a phone […]

Metro’s DBE Certification

(818)551-9400   As Business Owners, we always try to promote and brand ourselves to everyone we can. This includes but is not limited to, other business owners, family, friends etc. We get particularly excited when a close friend calls us for assistance. Three years ago, I met with a friend of mine who is a […]

DBE Certification in Two Weeks

(818)551-9400   Most times when clients ask about about Certifications, the same questions always come up.”How long does it take to get certified?” Normally it would take roughly 3 months for Metro to approve a Business under each certification. This may seem long, but actually is a short time frame compared to other certifications, such […]

Getting a DUNS number is FREE

(818)551-9400   On December 3, 2013, I wrote a blog article regarding acquiring a DUNS number for FREE. Recently, we were hired by a client to assist them in applying for WBENC’s Womens Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Once of the first steps is to make certain that their DUNS information is accurate. In this case […]

Why are broker Dealers Ineligible to participate in the 8(a) program?

(818)551-9400   Why are broker dealers ineligible to participate in the 8(a) program? If you are labeled as a broker, but do not feel that you are, this article will help you understand how to get approved for the 8(a) certification and other programs by taking some important precautionary steps. SBA wants success to come […]