Welcome to the 8aNetwork! 

The 8aNetwork is managed by an experienced business development team. We have provided specialized preparation services for SBA 8(a) certification for 14+ years to hundreds of business owners nationwide.

If you’ve failed to complete the SBA 8(a) application, you may have already determined that the process is frustrating. Quit wasting time and get help to get your application completed. We’re here with a variety of services to help get your application submitted quickly and correctly.  

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Now is a great time to get your SBA 8(a) application submitted for certification.

How long has your SBA 8(a) application been sitting on your desk, waiting to be completed? Quit wasting time and being frustrated. Get your application completed quickly, efficiently and with confidence. 
Questions?  Let’s Talk 

“I Know Your Pain” | “Been There, Done That”
Hello. I’m Valerie Miller, founder of the 8aNetwork.  Back in 2005 I was busy getting my business, Design2Train certified. Based on my own SBA 8(a) experience, I researched and discovered the secret to preparing a social disadvantage narrative that met the expected “preponderance of evidence” – govt term for criteria.

My 7-page narrative was accepted and within days my Caucasian woman-owned company was SBA 8(a) certified. I documented the entire process and turned the process into an affordable narrative preparation service to help others.

Since 2005, my team has personally helped hundreds of business owners to successfully prepare disadvantage narratives and along with their entire SBA 8(a) application packet. When you choose our 8aNetwork services, be assured you will receive professional services with affordable options to meet your needs.

Security and Privacy of Your Information 
Rest assured that any of your information shared with our team is treated as confidential, securely stored, and not shared with any company outside our team. Unlike some companies, we do NOT outsource writing services to third-world workers. When your application is complete, we erase, shred and dispose of all files properly. 

Our Process 
Our unique narrative writing process set a new standard and in addition to our clients. We started getting business consultants entrusting us with their own client’s narratives as well. The 8aNetwork is built upon the client success of our original 8aMentor preparation services.


“Ms. Miller’s experience in this field enabled her to take my rambling and massive amounts of information and hone it down to the most critical and effective.

She guided me through writing a cohesive and articulate narrative that persuaded the reviewer to acknowledge the discrimination and obstacles I’d faced.” 


Glenda Hay Atwood

Owner, Atwood Hay Construction

“Since receiving our 8a status we were able to substantially grow our business by using it as a tool, but its accompanied by hard work and dedication to your company to grow your brand. 

With the help of Ms. Miller’s exquisite writing abilities we were able to receive our 8a status when previously being denied she is truly a professional in her field. “

John Clark

CEO, Whitestone Group


The 8aNetwork is not associated in anyway with the federal Small Business Administration (SBA).  The 8aNetwork is a division of Design2Train, an instructional design agency, which creates custom training programs and information products for corporate training and professional development.