SBA 8(a) Application and Certification Expert Consultants Since 1983 (888) 440-5562

The nation's top two SBA 8(a) program experts team up to help you get your 8(a) certification on the very first try

The SBA 8(a) Program - billions of dollars in Federal contracts for small disadvantaged businesses

Did you know that over half of all the contracts that the Federal Government awards to small businesses get awarded to SBA 8(a) certified businesses? That amounts to over 16 billion dollars per year in contracts that are reserved exclusively for small, disadvantaged businesses that have obtained SBA 8(a) program certification. 

That means that if your company can qualify to become 8(a) certified, it will open the door to a huge amount of business that would not otherwise be available to you.

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. Furthermore, each applicant's circumstances are unique - no two cases are ever exactly the same.

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.

Meet Our Top SBA 8(a) Program Experts

Joseph Donnini

Joe Donnini is the nation's top expert consultant on 8(a) eligibility.  He ran the SBA 8(a) certification and eligibility office for 27 years.  During that time, Joe personally reviewed more than 35,000 8(a) applications.  It was Joe who made SBA's approval or denial recommendation for each one. 

No one else in private practice even comes 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 longest track record in the nation of preparing successful SBA 8(a) applications for clients. 

Since 1983 Alanson has helped a great many small disadvantaged businesses to overcome 8(a) application obstacles and gain access to billions of dollars in 8(a) program contracting opportunities.

No consulting practice in the nation has more expertise in matters of SBA 8(a) program eligibility.  Our two experts work as a team on every case we take on.  No case is ever assigned to junior or less experienced staff. 

Our team combines 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.  If you have a few eligibility obstacles, we will know if - and how - they can be successfully and legally overcome. 


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