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Often the best way to educate yourself to successfully start, manage, and grow your business is to take advantage of the many workshops and training programs available to small business owners in several formats. By attending these workshops, you will learn not only from the presenters, but also from the other attendees who are going through the same process.

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Which is Better for Your Business – 8(a) or the GSA Schedule?

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If your company has been in business for at least two years and is considering pursuing work in the Federal Government, come learn the benefits of two of the most popular Federal contracting vehicles – the 8(a) Program and the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule.  Our two-hour session will explore the pros and cons of each. We will compare the differences and similarities between the 8(a) Program’s and the GSA Schedule’s eligibility criteria, application process, contracting/procurement procedures and regulations, and maintenance requirements. Our objective is to help you determine “if” and “when” your company should apply for the 8(a) Program and/or the GSA Schedule, as well as dispel popular myths associated with each.

Presenters for this program will be Maria Asuelimen of AMA Consulting LLC and Mishawn Cole Turner of The M&C Group.

Free parking is available in the lot marked “Retail Parking”, with the entrance on Pendleton Street.


August 4, 2015
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Alexandria Small Business Development Center
Suite 400, 625 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States


Alexandria Small Business Development Center