The Woman Owned Small Business Program (WOSB) is designed to authorize federal contracting officers to set aside certain requirements for competition solely amongst WOSBs or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The main difference between these types of businesses is that EDWOSBs are owned by economically disadvantaged women. The Small Business Administration defines “economic disadvantage” as having a personal net worth of less than $750,000, adjusted gross yearly income averaged over the three years not exceeding $350,000, and the fair market value of all assets not exceeding $6 million. Businesses certified as EDWOSBs may be selected in smaller set-aside solicitations pools than businesses certified as WOSBs. Contracting officers must meet annual contracting goals by specifically limiting or setting aside certain solicitations for WOSBs or EDWOSBs.
Our EDWOSB (Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Registration) Registration includes filing and organizing of the following documentation to the WOSB Program Repository:
We offer a full suite of services to companies interested in the 8(a) BD Program and to existing 8(a) Participants, including Tribally-Owned, ANC-owned and NHO-owned companies. For companies that meet the eligibility requirements and would like to apply to the 8(a) BD Program, we can help you through the application and certification process. This process can be daunting to those that have never been through it. For companies that have already been accepted to the program as Participants, we can assist you with your annual reporting requirements and ongoing compliance. For companies that are nearing the end of their 8(a)-program term or who are looking to the future, we can assist with strategic and structural planning.
Interested in Joint Venturing with another firm to capitalize on opportunities? Then let Byerly Enterprises help you with your WOSB Joint Ventures. As former SBA employees, we understand the regulations and processes that SBA uses to approve your Joint Ventures.
Certification of organization, amendments and operating agreement
Articles, by-laws, any/all issued stock certificates (front and back copies), and any amendments; As well as an Operating agreement
Any agreements and amendments
Let Byerly Enterprises prepare your Mentor Protégé Package for submittal to SBA. Interested in knowing the pitfalls of the Mentor Protégé Program? Let our experts walk discuss the pros and cons of the program. Whether you are starting or growing a business, at Byerly Enterprises we will assist you with all your business certification needs.