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 WORKSHOP FOR 8(m)/edWOSB Program

“Prepare your business to win BIG in government contracting with the new 8(m)/edWOSB Certification Program”

The SBA released their Final Rule on the WOSB program to include a new certification called edWOSB (ed = economically disadvantaged) effective February 2011.  This program enhances the previous WOSB program, which was very limited in supporting women business owners.  Important to the program's success is a change made in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which restored "parity" among all the SBA small business contracting programs.  Also, find out how the new Mentor Protégé program that was opened up for edWOSB/SDVOSB/HUB Zone can change how you do business with the government.


There is a limited window to prepare your company to gain an edge over your competitors.  This new program was launched on February 4, 2011.  Become a part of the growing WOSB Program (8m/edWOSB Certification).

Position your company to capitalize on these opportunities.

Join us on a webinar to learn about these exciting changes.

7 hours of live workshop training and an information session covering the essential areas of the new edWOSB/8(m) Program.


  • Workbook on edWOSB/8(m) Program
  • Step-by-Step guidance
  • Handout of presentation
  • Checklist of all documents needed for self-certification
  • Final Rule Document
  • Checklist of qualified industries
  • Checklist of criteria for edWOSB/8(m) qualification
  • Follow up appointment to answer any questions that you may have
  • Plus many other tools 
Topics to be covered:
  • What are the different types of certifications in the government market? (8a, SDVOSB, HUBzone, WOSB, SDB, VOSB, WBE, MBE, DBE, SWUC, FBE, AABE, APBE, SECTION 3, CVE)
  • What is the new 8(m)/edWOSB Certification Program?
  • Why is the 8(m) WOSB program important to your business?
  • How to utilize the 8(m)/edWOSB program to help you win set-aside and sole source contracts.
  • How to find WOSB companies for Teaming, Joint Ventures & Mentor Protégé partnerships.
  • How to prepare your company to get certified.
  • 3 Strategies you need to implement to win with certifications.
  • Hands-on research of important data needed for certification.
  • And much more!
  • $1199 Non-Members
  • $949 Members
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