Upcoming Trainings & Events

8(a) Business Development Readiness Training: Series 1

9:00 - 11:00 am

June 13, 2024


No Fee

The federal government aims to award 13 percent of all federal contracting dollars (15% by 2025) to small disadvantaged businesses. By getting certified as an 8(a) small business, you may compete and receive set-aside and sole-source federal contracts, receive one-on-one business development assistance, connect with procurement and compliance experts who understand regulations, and much more.

Series 1 – What is the 8(a) Business Development Program and am I an Eligible Applicant?

This webinar is for anyone interested in learning about the 8(a) BD program. The Series 1 program agenda will include:

  • Program overview and eligibility | Ana Singh, Business Opportunity Specialist, SBA Seattle District.
  • Insight and experience with the 8(a) BD Program | Fernando Cervantes, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, SBA Seattle District and former contracting officer.
  • Success with the 8(a) BD Program | Dennis Farrow, Advanced Technology Construction, 8(a) BD Program graduate.
  • Technical Assistance and additional support | Tiffany Scroggs, Program Director, Washington APEX Accelerators (formerly Washington PTAC) - learn how Apex Accelerators can help with market research, finding potential customers, application and bidding process, trainings and events.

Series 1 will be open to all. Series 2 and Series 3 are targeted trainings based on your business’s level of 8(a) readiness. Invitation to Series 2 and Series 3 will be sent to Series 1 attendees based on the assessment of their registration questionnaire.

Series 2: June 20, 10am - 12pm | How to Become an Eligible 8(a) Applicant

Series 3: June 27, 9am - 11am | Next Steps for Eligible 8(a) Applicants

Contact for More Information:

SBA Seattle District Office