Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners.
Topic: 8(a) program
The SBA’s 8(a) business development helps small businesses take advantage of federal contracting dollar set-asides
• How the 8(a) program can help your business grow as a federal contractor
• The program qualifications
• How to certify as an 8(a) firm
• About the additional business resources available through the program
Speaker(s): Carl Knoblock, SBA District Director
Carl Knoblock currently works for the Small Business Administration and prior to becoming District Director, Knoblock owned a couple of small businesses from manufacturing to service industries. He served as C-Level executive for several innovative startups. Carl started as the district director for Virginia in June 2014. Before arriving in Virginia, he served as the District Director for the Western Pennsylvania District Office for 8 years. Under his leadership, his team helped a wide variety of businesses. Carl is very active in mentoring businesses and volunteering in his spare time. He has been an adjunct instructor for several colleges and has served as an advisor to several nonprofit organizations. Carl also served in the U.S. Navy.