Speaking Engagement

2024 National Small Business Conference

calendar icon February 6, 2024

The National 8(a) Association 2024 National Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity event for small businesses. The conference takes place February 5 – 7, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Conference offers educational sessions, matchmaking, networking, and resources for all small businesses including minority, aspiring, current and graduate 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOB, VOSB, SDB, WOSB, DBE, and teaming partnerships. The event attracts hundreds of federal agencies, large business primes, and corporate companies to provide multiple opportunities in one location to grow your business in the federal contracting arena.

Be sure to join us at our speaking session on February 6th, where we will cover the topic below.

Also, stop by booth #132 where our team will present various strategies to help shape your future in government contracting.

Understanding and Remaining Under the SBA’s 8(a) Economic Disadvantage Thresholds

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

We will discuss important tax and compliance considerations as an 8(a) owner and how to manage the economic limitations established by SBA to be in good standing within the program. We will walk through calculating and managing size standards, net worth, distribution and income limitations and tax planning considerations.


Carol Marin, CPA | Partner, Tax Services, Cherry Bekaert
Traci Shepps, CPA | Partner, Advisory Services, Cherry Bekaert
Eric Poppe, CPA | Managing Director, Advisory Services, Cherry Bekaert
Lynnette Leidwinger | Director, Advisory Services, Cherry Bekaert