8(a) Assistance

The Blackledge Group specializes in assisting women and minority-owned business through the complex 8(a) certification process.

8(a) Program Assistance

The Blackledge Group specializes in assisting women and minority-owned businesses through the complex 8(a) certification process. Our key leaders have worked in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program for over 20 years, providing value-added services to firms at all stages of the business life cycle. Our Knowledge Professionals can help you through all stages of your business, including starting a new business, successfully obtaining your 8(a) certification, growing the business within the 8(a) Business Development Program, or leading the businesses through the merger and acquisition process.

Maximizing Time

We combine our knowledge of strategic planning, execution, sales and marketing, and leadership to guide businesses through the various stages of the 8(a) process. SBA allows 9 years for an individual to participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program. Maximizing the time in the program is critical to a business’ success and to the owners’ ability to grow and achieve financial freedom. At The Blackledge Group, we bring a tried and true method to assist business owners maximize their brief time in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Our 8(a) Assistance Services:

  • Application for 8(a) Certification
  • Review of Completed 8(a) Application
  • Mentor-Protégé Program Development
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • SBA Business Plan Preparation
  • Leadership Bootcamp
  • Preparation of Narratives for Social Disadvantage
  • Assisting Businesses with 8(a) Reconsideration Narratives

Our 8(a) Assistance Services:

  • Application for 8(a) Certification
  • Review of Completed 8(a) Application
  • Mentor-Protégé Program Development
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • SBA Business Plan Preparation
  • Leadership Bootcamp
  • Preparation of Narratives for Social Disadvantage
  • Assisting Businesses with 8(a) Reconsideration Narratives

Strategies and Outreach

Having worked with new and established 8(a) companies of all sizes, we bring the skills and experience to identify the challenges facing your company and develop solutions to address those challenges. 

We focus on combining strategy and outreach, as well as conducting early exploration to move smoothly from strategic theory to executable options that drive new sources of revenue and increase profitability.

8a Business Planning Services

Energy, Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainability