Nancy Alvarez manages the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Dallas-Fort Wort District’s 8(a) Business Development program and offers her insights on opening doors to contracts with federal agencies nationwide. “But you have to be ready,” she says. Due to estimated budget increases, now is the time to expand business and seek federal contact opportunities with agencies such as the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration and Homeland Security. Because when you are certified, your eligibility to receive set-aside contracts only lasts nine years, Alvarez stresses the key to benefiting from the 8(a) program is to be contract-ready.

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