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"My firm negotiated the acquisition of another small business, which was a graduated 8(a) firm. We needed SBA’s Administrator to approve the novation of 8(a) contracts for the acquisition to be finalized. This process had stalled for over a year until we asked Darryl Dennis to intervene. He met with my team and immediately recommended a strategy for obtaining the SBA Administrator’s approval. He guided my team of professionals throughout the very complicated process of acquiring a graduated 8(a) firm’s assets and securing the SBA Administrator’s approval. Under Darryl’s precise guidance, we achieved the SBA Administrator’s approval in less than 6 weeks. Darryl is a subject matter expert in mergers and acquisitions of 8(a) firms and his leadership enabled us to proceed with our federal business development."


Zia Islam, President and CEO, ZANTECH

Zantech Testimonial
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w2n has a demonstrated record of 100% approvals of our clients by the Small Business Administration (SBA) seeking to become approved as 8(a) program participants. This performance record is based on:

  • A thorough knowledge of the unique and rigorous requirements for admittance to the 8(a) program

  • w2n's CEO’s tenure as Counselor to the Administrator of the SBA during the Clinton Administration.

  • w2n's careful review of 8(a) program application requirements and close examination of pertinent facts of a prospective 8(a) program applicant, and

  • w2n's ability to (1) seek corrective responses if 8(a) program applicants do not meet eligibility criteria and (2) to outline deficiencies the applicant should address in order to submit an application that will receive a favorable review.


These are new federal requirements for ALL firms conducting business with the federal government. It is imperative that all firms comply but many are unaware of the requirement. w2n is seeking to encourage a greater federal engagement. Specifically, w2n is proposing a unique SBA 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Service approach for this initiative.


Check back on this page for updates on this requirement, as Prime contractors require that small business firms doing business with them must follow DFAR 252.246-7007 to ensure that Prime contractors meet statutory goals.

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