Marketing Maven Receives Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Certification

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Certification into the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program Provides Marketing Maven with Valuable Advantage in Federal Government Contracting

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We are excited to provide our services to federal government agencies and be a part of the change they wish to see on a national level.

Integrated marketing firm, Marketing Maven, announced that they became certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program on July 16, 2014.

The 8(a) program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in gaining access to the massive federal government contracting market. The SBA also provides training and support as part of this nine-year business development program to help companies establish a solid foundation in government contracting.

Marketing Maven can now pursue federal government contracts leveraging opportunities set aside for 8(a) companies. Approval to enter the 8(a) Business Development Program is granted only after completing a rigorous review process to ensure applicants meet the standards for entering this coveted program. Paul Mazbanian, founder of Small Business Community Consultants, Inc. helped Marketing Maven prepare the SBA 8(a) certification, helping make Marketing Maven one of 785 companies in California as of July 21, 2014 to have this national minority status to compete for government contracts.

“Receiving our 8(a) certification is the product of a long process but one which we are sure will have a positive outcome for our company,” said Lindsey Carnett, CEO and president of Marketing Maven. “We are excited to provide our services to federal government agencies and be a part of the change they wish to see on a national level.”

In addition to their 8(a) certification, Marketing Maven also maintains the following certifications: Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council-West.

To learn more about Marketing Maven’s integrated marketing solutions, social media marketing and award-winning PR campaigns, visit

About Small Business Community Consultants, Inc.

Small Business Community (SBC) Consultants was founded in 2007 to provide Small and Minority Owned companies the opportunity to grow their business through Government Contracting. For small business solutions, please visit

About Marketing Maven

Marketing Maven is an integrated LA marketing firm with offices in New York focusing on public relations, Hispanic marketing and social media. Their services aid national marketing campaigns and product launches with reputation management, organic SEO tracking, competitive analysis reports and online product reviews to help increase revenue. To learn more, please visit

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