One-Time Express 8(a) Application Review
Have you attempted to prepare
your 8(a) Application on your own but are unsure whether or not
it contains all of the required information and meets all of the SBA 8(a) Program requirements.
Express 8(a) Application Review service will ensure that your self-prepared
8(a) Application contains all of the required information and will save you the
agonizing delays and potential for denial. With thousands of
successful 8(a) Applications reviewed, our Express 8(a) Application Review
Service is what you are looking for.
8(a) Application Review Service Faqs
What is the service and who should
This service is designed for the small business owner who has
attempted to prepare their own 8(a) Application and needs an
expert to perform a one-time review of it. We
review your 8(a) Application paperwork in its current state of completion.
We are experienced at solving complex 8(a) application
show stoppers. Whether you are a 100% minority owned
firm with multiple years in business or a firm that has multiple
owners or non-minority owners with a track record of less than
two years in business, we have the knowledge and expertise to
prepared your 8(a) Application.
We review your 8(a) Application in its current state of completion. This includes
thoroughly reviewing every item provided. We
will alert you of any missing items and identify any potential
eligibility issues found, along with definitive solutions to get around
them, if possible.
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What to expect when you sign up for
Upon engaging us for the Express 8(a)
Application Review service, we will request that you to send us a
copy of your self-prepared 8(a) Application paperwork in the electronic format requested by the SBA. See https://certify.sba.gov/8a-docs for information on how to prepare your electronic documents for submission.
We will thoroughly review every item and document within
your 8(a) Application paperwork provided in great detail.
At the conclusion
of our express review we provide you with a detailed progress
report. This progress report will identify the following:
- If you have any 8(a) program eligibility issues and provide you a
definitive solution to overcome them, if possible.
- A list of all items you provided along with whether there are any
areas within each item that needs to be addressed to prevent
possible questions or issues that will be brought up by the SBA.
- A list of all items that are missing which are required by the SBA
within your unique 8(a) Application.
We review the entire 8(a) Application one-time, including the online and
supporting document portions, including all required SBA
forms and attachments. We also review the required 2 year waiver,
if needed and the narrative statement of social disadvantage, if
At the conclusion of the service you will receive the progress report detailing the changes you must make to your 8(a) Application.
What type of Information will need to
be collected and provided to the SBA?
Keep in mind that each 8(a) Application is unique and document
requirements vary for each 8(a) Application. Below is a typical
list of items that will need to be included within your
- 1040 Federal ONLY tax returns (last three filing years)
including all schedules, attachments, W-2s, 1099's and proof
of payment for any tax owed for each 8(a) Applicant and anyone
else who owns more than 10% interest in the business or who is
considered a key officer, employee or director.
- Business Federal tax returns including all schedules and
attachments for the last three filing years, or as many as you
have been in business, if less than 3 years.
- Balance Sheet, Income Statement, A/P and A/R aging
statements no older than 30 days old and also for the last
three years. Please note, your financial statements must be
prepared either on an income tax basis or be GAAP compliant.
- A resume for each 8(a) Applicant and any other key officer,
employee, director or 10% or more owner.
- A Detail listing of and copies of current and past federal
and non-federal contracts and invoices for the last two
completed fiscal years
- At least 2-3 letters of reference from current and/or past
- A current certificate of good standing (required for
Corporations and LLC's only)
- Stock certificates/Stock ledger (Corp), Membership
- Articles of Incorporation/Organization/Partnership
- Bylaws, Operating Agreement or Partnership Agreement
- Stockholder/Board or Member Meeting minutes (organization
and last two years)
- Organization chart
- Business bank signature cards
- Copies of all business and special licenses
- Copies of any business loan agreements
- A brief history of the business
- A copy of the lease agreement for business. If you operate
out of your home, we will prepare a letter of explanation to
- Copy of your current business insurance declaration
- Copies of personal financial statement supporting statements
(banks statements, IRAs, Mortgage, Deeds, Home Owners
Insurance, Credit Cards, etc.)
What happens if you don't have some of
the required items?
You can purchase our templates and samples that will assist in some of the items or have us assist you via hourly consulting based upon your unique business circumstances. If you do not have a balance sheet or
income statement for your business, we can assist in the
creation of these for you too, for an additional fee.
How long does it typically take to
review the 8(a) Application?
It typically takes a minimum of 2 business days to perform the
express review of your 8(a) Application documentation, although
this time frame can be shorter or longer depending on the degree
of complexity of your 8(a) Application.
How long does it typically take to get
8(a) Certified once the 8(a) Application is submitted?
Once you submit your 8(a) Application to the SBA for review,
you will typically receive an email within 2 business weeks that
identifies your SBA reviewer. Your SBA reviewer, may at this
time, request additional information to answer any questions
they may have. We can provide ongoing
support to any SBA request for additional information at a mutually agreed upon additional fee. Once the SBA has determined that your 8(a)
Application is deemed complete, it will take approximately 90
days to be notified of a decision by the SBA.
What is the total cost for the Express 8(a) Application Review?
Our 8(a) Application Review Service fee is: $999.00.
This is payable in one installment.
We accept Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, Discover and Checks for payment.
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Do you have any references I can
You can view our list of
client testimonials and call any of our clients.