Expert SBA 8(a) Application and Certification Consultants Since 1983

The nation's top team of expert SBA 8(a) certification consultants get you 8(a) certified on the first try

Did you know that over half of all the products and services that the Federal Government buys from small businesses are bought through the SBA 8(a) program? That amounts to over 16 billion dollars per year in contracts reserved exclusively for small, disadvantaged businesses that have obtained SBA 8(a) program certification. For perspective, that is more than America buys from over 95% of the countries in the world.

Experience counts more than any other factor

The eligibility requirements for SBA 8(a) program certification are complex. And SBA's examination of each applicant's eligibility for 8(a) certification is detailed and rigorous. ARA Consulting is the most expert and experienced SBA 8(a) consulting practice in the nation. We have the in-depth knowledge needed to help your firm to get through this complex process and to successfully obtain 8(a) certification on the first try.


Our Top SBA 8(a) Experts

Joseph Donnini

Our senior SBA 8(a) expert consultant was the supervisor of SBA's Division of Program Certification and Eligibility for 27 years. That is where 8(a) applications are analyzed and recommended for approval or for denial.

During that time, Joe personally reviewed over 35,000 8(a) applications that went through that office.  He was the one who made SBA's recommendation to approve them or deny them.  

No one else in private practice can come close to that level of insider knowledge and expertise.

Alanson Anderson

Alanson Anderson is the founder of the practice.  He is also the expert consultant with the nation's longest successful track record of preparing SBA 8(a) applications for clients. 

For over 35 years Alanson has helped clients to address 8(a) eligibility concerns and overcome application obstacles so they could gain SBA 8(a) Program certification and open the door to billions in Federal contracting opportunities.

Together with Joe Donnini, we can do that for you too.

No consulting practice in the nation has more expertise in matters of SBA 8(a) program eligibility. We work as a team to combine unmatched levels of experience preparing 8(a) applications with first-hand knowledge of how SBA analyses 8(a) applications and applies the 8(a) eligibility rules, as well as how eligibility obstacles can be successfully and legally overcome.

See SBA 8a Application Assistance Services for more information.