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The National 8(a) Association Tradeshow — #N8aSBC2022

2022 National Small Business Conference

Visit Cherry Bekaert at Our Booth #507

Cherry Bekaert is proud to sponsor the 2022 National Small Business Conference – the premier supplier diversity event for small businesses – focusing on education, matchmaking, networking and resources for small businesses including minority, aspiring, current and graduate 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOB, VOSB, SDB, WOSB, DBE, and teaming partnerships.

Relevant Guidance for Small Businesses


The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program

8(a) program series: from the application and compliance requirements to sole source and competitive contracts, to Mentor-Protégé and Joint Ventures.


Staying Grounded: Tax Considerations for the 8(a) Owner to Adhere to the SBA’s 8(a) Economic Limitations

Important tax considerations as an 8(a) owner and how to manage the economic limitations established by the SBA to be in good standing within the program.


Creating Winning Mentor-Protégé Programs & Joint Ventures

SBA mentor-protégé programs and joint ventures create new opportunities, but these arrangements are complex and need to be managed to be successful.


Indirect Rates Are More Than Just a Math Exercise

Series on the importance of indirect rates, from where to start, to monitoring and best practices, the closeout process, to Incurred Cost Submissions.


Impact of PPP Forgiveness & ERC on Contracts

How contractors are handling relief, the accounting for these credits, the tax implications, and how government auditors are looking at these credits.


FAR Contract Types

We explore contract types (FFP, T&M, Cost type) and the different compliance, reporting and management requirements.

Connect with Our Cherry Bekaert Team

As a leader in government contract consulting, our government contracting consultants have an in-depth understanding of the SBA 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOB, VOSB, SDB, WOSB, DBE programs and focuses on helping you minimize government contract compliance risk and maximizing contract profitability, so you can focus on managing your client relationships and growth.

Visit our booth #507 and connect during the reception and networking sessions.

Join our Cherry Bekaert Speakers:
Monday, January 31, 2022, 1:00-2:15 p.m. EST
Neal Beggan, Principal, Risk & Accounting Advisory Services, at the Small Business CMMC education pre-intensive session

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 2:45-3:45 p.m. EST
Brynn McNeil, Partner, Assurance Services, at the Mergers, Acquisitions & Financial Growth Planning education breakout session

headshot brynn mcneil Brynn McNeil, CPA
Partner, Assurance Services

Years of experience in small business contracting, extensive knowledge of contracting types and their unique financial reporting and risk profiles.
John Ure Headshot John Ure, JD
Principal, Tax Services

Dedicated to providing high-net-worth small business owners tailored tax planning and compliance strategies through all phases of growth.
Headshot Carol Marin Carol Marin, CPA
Partner, Tax Services

Years of experience providing strategic tax consulting and compliance services to closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as high-net-worth individuals.
Eric Poppe, CPA
Senior Manager, Advisory Services

Strategic advisor helping small business contractors minimize government contract compliance issues and maximize contract profitability.
Principal, Risk & Accounting Advisory Services

Strategic advisor identifying key IT and business risks and recommending practical solutions to mitigate those risks.
James Kahrs
Business Development Director

Primary focus on adding value to help clients grow their business and stay informed of the latest business trends. Previously worked as a Government Relations professional.

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