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Our all-inclusive 8a Full Support Package is our most popular service. Business owners that select this package typically do so because they want subject matter experts to simplify their involvement generating and reviewing the application. These businesses are usually generating $150K+ in revenue and believe that their time is best aligned to business growth and not in learning the necessary bureaucratic details of this application.

In advance of a purchase decision, our Senior Partner, Mark Ryan, will spend two (2) hours with the majority business owner(s) to perform a detailed assessment of the business and its likelihood to achieve certification. He will ask you over a hundred questions to make sure we do not waste your time or energy on a project that we do not believe will succeed. Application strategies are developed, concerns shared and the prospective client is provided an accurate assessment of their prospects. During this assessment, development actions that improve the chance of certification are created and shared. If moving forward with an application is not recommended by our Senior Partner, he will develop a potential remedy plan and discuss it with you.

The time required to prepare and assemble the 8a application varies by client, but most take between a month to a month and a half. The SBA is usually able to award the certification within 3-4 months (on ez8a client packages). So, for planning purposes, estimate award of your certification within 6 months.

From date of hire through to certification, which often involves responding to requests from the SBA's Reviewing Official, the ez8a Team typically dedicates from 70-85 hours to the client's application (some have taken over 100 hours). Some areas that require the most attention to detail include:
  • Interview and assistance with drafts and edits of the economically disadvantaged and socially disadvantaged (if required) narrative(s); which is (are) a critical part of your application.
  • Providing guidance, pre filling and editing templates, explaining and resolving critical elements.
  • Performing thorough reviews of every document and audit of all financial statements to identify and remedy any potential problems. The SBA is very detailed in their assessment and so are we.
  • Final assembly of application; double-checking everything to be sure it meets all SBA guidelines. Our applications are formatted in a binder with a table of contents, tabs for every 8a application section and all cover letter(s).
  • Includes Government Marketing Level I, "Foundations to Success". One of our ez8a Partners will be assigned to work with you to share the basic concepts and tools required to sell the Federal Government.

8a Revenue Statistics

Year 8(a) Revenue Number of Firms Federal Revenue Per Firm
2014 $34.7 billion 6,683 $5,192,278
2013 $30.7 billion 7,436 $4,128,563
2012 $32.4 billion 7,827 $4,139,517
2011 $32.4 billion 8,751 $3,702,434

8a Spending by Agency

Agency 2007 2009 2011 2013 2014
Agency for International Development 3.67%$7.9MM 1.50% $6.8MM 7.67% $102.7MM 9.44% $136.1MM 13.66% $184.3MM
Department of Agriculture 12.14%$559.1MM 13.21% $702.8MM 13.27% $708.5MM 12.73% $658.6MM 14.08% $779.0MM
Department of Commerce 16.45% $355.4MM 14.05% $469.4MM 15.36% $470.9MM 17.42% $581.4MM 17.32% $696.8MM
Department of Defense 5.75% $15.5B 7.19% $21.7B 6.90% $20.0B 7.79% $17.8B 8.95% $20.7B
Department of Education 5.15% $74.1MM 4.60% $68.4MM 5.53% $102.8MM 4.39% $114.9MM 4.96% $141.8MM
Department of Energy 2.38% $541.9MM 1.73% $536.2MM 1.94% $473.4MM 2.63% $571.0MM 2.28% $529.3MM
Department of Health and Human Services 6.85% $929.6MM 7.00% $1.3B 9.66% $1.8B 10.02% $1.9B 8.91% $1.9B
Department of Homeland Security 13.38% $1.5B 14.18% $2.0B 11.50% $1.7B 13.26% $1.7B 14.59% $1.9B
Department of Urban Development 40.01% $352.5MM 31.08% $271.4MM 21.89% $380.0MM 19.13% $315.4MM 16.49% $204.4MM
Department of the Interior 21.25% $570.4MM 22.73% $664.4MM 20.77% $589.7MM 25.29% $597.1MM 23.57% $638.9MM
Department of Justice 4.60% $311.3MM 5.82% $446.6MM 6.79% $440.9MM 7.60% $494.1MM 9.84% $625.2MM
Department of Labor 11.32% $219.5MM 15.65% $306.3 19.15% $372.2MM 23.06% $447.8MM 18.27% $382.6MM
Department of State 16.3% $345.4MM 15.1% $453.4MM 16.7% $656.1MM 20.6% $663.9MM 25.45% $853.5MM
Department of Transportation 19.3% $286.6MM 13.4% $257.9MM 19.5% $349.1MM 19.3% $313.2MM 21.15% $373.0MM
Department of the Treasury 8.1% $155.4MM 9.0% $194.7MM 13.2% $292.4MM 16.3% $343.1MM 14.37% $391.0MM
Department of Veterans Affairs 8.8% $1.0B 8.3% $1.2B 8.4% $1.5B 7.9% $1.4B 8.35% $1.6B
EPA 14.9% $216.2MM 13.6% $273.8MM 14.8% $315.1MM 14.8% $230.2MM 15.97% $225.4MM
GSA 13.4% $654.1MM 10.7% $792.6 19.0% $669.3MM 17.5% $612.8MM 16.04% $627.9MM
NASA 6.9% $879.1MM 8.1% $1.2B 7.1% $982.6MM 8.8% $1.1B 8.98% $1.2B
National Science Foundation 9.3% $21.3MM 7.7% $24.7MM 8.5% $24.3MM 10.8% $29.9MM 9.19% $25.1MM
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 13.8% $21.9MM 14.4% $34.0MM 14.1% $37.0MM 12.8% $32.7MM 18.05% $44.3MM
Office of Personnel Management 7.4% $104.3MM 4.2% $67.1MM 4.4% $67.2MM 9.6% $59.5MM 10.14% $88.5MM
SBA 47.8% $44.7MM 46.4% $49.5MM 47.4% $62.4MM 47.3% $50.5MM 47.8% $6.3MM
Social Security Administration 11.1% $87.3MM 12.7% $157.6MM 12.1% $157.5MM 9.1% $123.3MM 8.60% $143.5MM
8(a) Certification Package : $4,200.00 Buy Now
Additional Services

Marketing Support

Fee : $1,750.00


Fee : $1,000.00

Marketing & MBE or WBE

Fee : $2,500.00


Many of our clients purchase assistance with additional socio-economic certifications, such as WOSB, HUBZone, SDVOSB, MBE, DBE, WBE, and more such as GSA Schedule, at the time of purchasing our 8a Full Support Package. We are able to deeply discount the fees for the additional applications due to paperwork redundancies between programs. ez8a also performs 1010C Business Plans, Annual Recertification and assistance with Business Development. To learn more about these packages, please use the hyperlinks to our site content.

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