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Santa Ana District Office Announces Launch of Southern California 8(a) Conference

SANTA ANA, CA – The Santa Ana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, and Integrating Solutions, Inc. are partnering to bring the first ever SBA 8(a) regional conference to Southern California.  The conference will be held on March 23rd, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort in Garden Grove from 8:00am to 3:00pm. All firms currently certified to participate in the SBA 8(a) program from the Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Ana Districts are invited to attend.

Attendees of the event can expect to receive practical advice delivered by subject matter experts on topics including Global Marketing, Cash Flow Maximization, Power B2B Lead Generation, Proven Private Sector Procurement, Contract Financing for 2011, Tax Implications for 2011, and Multiplying Your Competitive Edge.  Additionally, participants can take advantage of several networking opportunities and benefit from the collective wisdom shared by a panel of corporate procurement specialists.

The 8(a) Business Development program was created to assist in the growth and development of socially and economically disadvantaged businesses through Federal contracting.  To qualify for the 8(a) Business Development Program, a business must: be a small business, be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States, and exhibit a potential for success.  There are currently over 600 8(a) certified firms in Southern California, collectively employing an estimated 15,000 individuals.

Please contact Iris Miranda at (657) 278-2719 to register.  For more information about SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program, visit or call our district office at (714) 560-7451.

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