Kambrian Corporation is certified as a Participant of the U.S. SBA 8(a) Business Development Program

June 11, 2014 - PRLog -- West Covina, Calif.

Kambrian Corporation, an IT value-added reseller (VAR), has been certified as a Participant of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program, effective March 2014 to March 2023.

Designed to assist small businesses, the 8(a) Program is divided into two phases over nine years: a four-year developmental stage and a five-year transition stage. The program specifically offers assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51 percent by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

Participants of the 8(a) program can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. Furthermore, 8(a) helps aspiring entrepreneurs gain a foothold in government contracting.

“Getting certified as an 8(a) company by SBA will open more doors for our company in the federal government segments, in which we specialize,” said Owner Cathy Hsieh. Kambrian offers IT services and solutions in various industries in both public sector and private sector.

In addition to running Kambrian Corporation, a Minority and Woman Business Enterprise (MBE, WBE), Hsieh is also active in the local community. She now serves on the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s (SCMSDC) Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC). http://www.scmsdc.org/About/MBEIC

The MBEIC consists of certified minority business company owners who support the SCMSDC’s mission, goals, and objectives. They assist SCMSDC in ensuring that programs and services are relevant to the MBE constituency, and to suggest and recommend ideas that will help grow the certified MBEs.

Hsieh also serves as the WBEC-West Regional Forum Chair and is on the board of directors for the Asian Business Association, Los Angeles.

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