8a Certification | WOSB | VOSB | SDVOSB
RSM Federal’s mission is to help companies win government contracts. Whether it’s the Government Sales Manual, the Federal Access Program, our Master Series Government Workshop, or small business certifications, we provide the industry’s most valuable education and training services on the market. Don’t take our word for it – our clients speak for us.
When it comes to small business certifications, it’s critically important that you understand the value of certification. It’s equally important that you understand that being certified doesn’t automatically have money rolling-in. A certification, without having business strategies for marketing, teaming, and sales, will not help you win contracts.
Support Services for Small Business Certifications
RSM Federal helps companies obtain the following small business certifications:
- 8a Business Development Program (minority and socially disadvantaged)
- Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
- Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVSOB)
- Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)
Process & Timeline
Depending on which small business certification you’re looking for, each one is managed by a different federal agency. RSM Federal will facilitate with the certification authorities on your behalf.
- 8a and HUBZone Certification – Small Business Administration
- VOSB and SDVOSB Certification – Department of Veterans Affairs
- WOSB – There are 4 x third party certification authorities
Each certification has a different submission timeline. For example, the SBA has rolled out a new six week process for 8a certification. The timeline is also dependent on whether you have all the information you need.
If you’re office is not organized, it may take a week or two to locate specific documents. You may also have to contact your CPA if you don’t have the financial documents you need. Call us if you have any questions.
What You Should Know
Most companies that offer to certify your company are interested in your money. They are less interested in whether or not you are properly positioned to take advantage of your certification and win contracts. When RSM Federal helps you get certified, we provide the Government Sales Manual and membership to Federal Access at no additional cost.
For more information on eligibility requirements for small business certifications, read the article Small Business Certification Programs.
Do you want to get certified and win contracts? Then talk to us.
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