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Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Contact:  Tammy Jo Covert

SCORE Dallas Chapter

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15301 Spectrum Dr, #110        Addison, TX 75001

Sean P. Smith has been the U.S. Small Business Administration since December 2010 as a BusinessOpportunities Specialist working with firms participating in the SBA 8A Business Development Program.He was at the San Antonio District Office from 2010 until 2019, then transferred to the DFW Districtoffice to be closer to family. Currently Sean services 8(a) Small Businesses at the Dallas/Ft Worth DistrictOffice. He also assisted with marketing the HUBZone, SDVOSB and the WOSB programs. He holds aFederal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level 1. Before coming to the SBA, Sean workedfor the Del Mar College Procurement Technical Assistance Center in Corpus Christi where he wasProgram Manager. Prior to his 10 years with the PTAC, Sean worked for a Service Disabled VeteranOwned Small Business and was the manager for 17 years.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Series

4 Part Series

Is your business SBA certified?

Government agencies reserve contracts for small businesses that are certified in SBA’s contracting programs.

The 8(a) Program is to help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Dates and Topics:
(You will receive the links for each session upon registration)

Session 1 (01.13.22) - Getting Ready to Apply. Preparations and the Document Checklist 

Session 2 (01.20.22) - Application Modules – a deep dive into the application – Basic Eligibility, Business Ownership, Control  

Session 3 (01.27.22) - Application Modules – more diving – Potential for Success, Contributors, Non-Disadvantaged Individuals, Spouses of Disadvantaged Individuals, Disadvantaged Individuals 

Session 4 (02.03.22) - Final Steps – Submitting the application, Tips, Your Q&A, Now What? 

Each session is designed to take you through the preparation for and the actual application process. You will receive one-on-one assistance from our SBA Certified Business Opportunist Specialist.

We are glad that you are taking that next step be certified with the SBA in the 8(a) Business Development Program!

Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration

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Cancellation Policy:

There is a required 48 hour cancellation notice for all events. Please note that even if you register and do not participate, you will still receive the event recording and any materials that the Instructor provides. If you must cancel please follow the instructions below:


Tammy Jo Covert,

Any other means of cancellation will be not be accepted. 

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SCORE Dallas reserves the right to cancel any event that has less than 10 Registrants. You will be notified within 24 hours if an event is cancelled and you will receive a FULL refund for any fees that you have paid. All refunds will be processed within 5-10 business days.

Thank you for your cooperation with the SCORE Dallas Cancellation Policy. We sincerely appreciate your interest and participation in the SCORE Dallas events.


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