The nation's preeminent team of SBA 8(a) program experts help you get 8(a) certified on the first try
Decades of Experience
We have decades of experience, including 27 years running the SBA 8(a) Certification Office. Our understanding of the factors that influence your eligibility for the 8(a) program is unmatched. If you need to submit an SBA 8(a) application that will succeed on the first attempt, you can count on our experts to support and guide you throughout the process.
Helpful Advice from the Experts
At ARA Consulting, LLC, we offer unique insights and unmatched expertise to help you get your certification. We are available to answer all of your questions and help your business navigate the complex application process. We are passionate about what we do and happy to offer our experience for your benefit.
Ready to learn more about how we can help with your SBA 8(a) application preparation? Learn more about our application assistance or reach out today to schedule a consultation. You can call us at (888) 440-5562 or fill out our online form to request more information and we will get back to you quickly.
8(a) Certification Eligibility
The eligibility requirements for gaining SBA 8(a) program certification are complex. And SBA's examination of each applicant's eligibility for 8(a) certification is detailed and rigorous.
In addition, due to a recent Federal Court ruling, SBA now requires ALL applicants (regardless of ethnicity) to prepare and submit in narrative form the details of their personal experiences of discrimination in order to establish their “social disadvantage”. This is complex and must be done correctly. Each applicant's circumstances are unique - no two cases are ever exactly the same.
Expert help is the key to success.
Experience counts more than any other factor
ARA Consulting is the most expert and experienced SBA 8(a) consulting practice in the nation. We have seen every kind of eligibility issue imaginable. Our decades of insider knowledge and insight are what make the difference between a successful 8(a) application and one that gets returned unprocessed - or denied.
Put simply, if we take on your case, your firm will get its 8(a) certification on the first try.