"EZCertify is the best! If you are considering hiring a firm to guide you through the 8a application process, look no further. They methodically dissect and simplify a very daunting, mammoth undertaking. While reviewing the 8a application, I realized that I was on unfamiliar territory, and that I needed professional assistance. A friend recommended EZCertify, and I'm so glad they did! I received my 8a Certification about two weeks ago, and of course, I want them to help me put my business plan together for the SBA. I especially want to thank my personally assigned analyst, Lindsay Thompson, for her tenacity, guidance, and knowledgeable service. You can't go wrong with a winning team!"
Trang Randall, President - Randall, LLC.
"I want to take the opportunity to thank Lindsay Thompson and the EZ Certify team for the exceptional advice and assistance throughout the entire 8(a) application process. After reviewing the requirements for the application, I thought it would be important to bring in a firm with expertise in this area. Lindsay’s knowledge of the program and her organized method of obtaining information really made the process easy and straightforward. Working with EZ Certify to obtain the 8A certification for my business was well worth the investment……we couldn’t have done it without them!"
"The professionals at EZcertify are experts in what they do. Lindsay Thompson was assigned to my firm, and she did a fantastic job with guiding us through the often cumbersome process. She was also very quick to respond to questions and inquiries. I was truly impressed with the quality of work and highly recommend EZcertify."
"EZ Certify was instrumental in supporting the attainment of our 8(a) certification. The significant amount of paperwork, understanding of the process and inquiries was overwhelming – EZ Certify applied their organized process to support this large effort. I would recommend using EZ Certify to a company who is looking to successfully attain their 8(a)."
"Recently, I decided that applying for the 8(a) Certification would be essential in growing my company’s revenue. I soon found out that the process—and dealing with the SBA, is anything but easy. I am writing this letter to simply state that without using the services of EZCertify we most certainly would not have received our certification yet. We were accepted into the 8(a) program by the SBA two weeks ago.
"I contacted EZ Certify after the recommendation of a friend who attested to their services. After contracting with EZ Certify and having been assigned Lindsay Thompson as my business analyst, the work began to assist my firm to navigate the complexities of the 8a application. Ms. Thompson worked with both myself and staff in answering our questions and clarifying the information needed to submit. We are so satisfied that we wanted to continue our relationship with EZ Certify and Ms. Thompson to assist us with the 1010C business plan submittal. I highly recommend for those that are looking for a highly responsive team to assist with the application process."
John English, CEO - Heartland Energy Partners
I wanted to share this great news with your team! What completely surprised me is that there were no questions from either the San Francisco SBA office or the final review in DC. That speaks volumes about the quality of your services in preparing the application.
I want to send a special thanks to Andrea for working so diligently with me through all of the hurdles. All through the process she was patient, calm and positive, which gave me reassurance that we would get through this difficult application. I especially appreciated how she was able to work well with my accountant and book keeper to get my books in order. Great job Andrea!
Please pass along my congratulations to your entire team and forward this memo to Dick Otero for me as well.
Rob De La Espriella, President - DLE Total Quality Management, LLC
Thanks for all your hard work getting us through the application process and helping us get approved for the 8(a) program as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business. After attempting to go through the process myself first and seeing the struggles that lay ahead of me I was glad I found your company and really appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put into our package I would not have been able to do it myself and still run and market my business. We recently received our first sole source contract from the Government for a project in excess of 1 million dollars. I would highly recommend E.Z. Certify's services to anyone wanting to get 8(a) approved especially if they are a SDVOBC and you may feel free to use me as a reference for any potential clients and are free to give them my phone number. Again tanks for all your hard work and always keeping such a positive and upbeat attitude you were great.
Rick Mitchell, President - Advanced Construction Services
Working with E-Z Certify was the best decision I made. Dick Otero knows the 8 (a) certification process inside out and without his assistance and guidance we would not have been successful in getting certified.
Sudhi Umarji, President - Trusted Federal Systems, Inc
Words cannot express our gratitude for the work you have done. And God knows our file was a mess!! Please feel free to use my testimonial however you want… And by the way… If you have prospects who need to speak to a reference you have my permission to give out my name and contact! I want everyone to use your service!!!
We just received our approval letter! I can't believe it… After almost 4 years of trying on our own and having been denied so many times I have hired EZ Certified out of desperation. Dick and his team checked every little details on our files and helped us get certified! I only have one regret, I should have hired Dick and his team a long time ago!!!
Franck and Gina Waota - Olsen & Partners, CPA
The difference between getting certified and getting rejected is knowing what the SBA wants and how they want to see it. EZCertify knows and we didn't. They made the reapplication easy and successful. They were able to parse the rejection notice and prioritize the data required to get us what we needed.
I'd recommend EZCertify right up front instead of waiting to be rejected as the timeframes will be shortened and the aggravation lessened.
Shyam Gulati, CEO - InfoPeople Corporation
EZCertify along with Margaret Geris were an integral part of APC Construction, LLC accurately portraying itself to the SBA for our 8(a) application. I feel confident that without their help, we would have added time to the overall application process. Ms Geris answered all my emails/calls timely and was extremely knowledgeable on the entire process. I highly recommend EZ Certify for anyone looking to become 8(a) certified.
Keith Porta, Managing Member - APC Construction, LLC
I would like to thank EZCertify for the services they provided with my SBA 8(a) certification process. They are highly professional, knowledgeable, dedicated and resourceful. I would any day recommend them for anyone seeking 8(a) certification. Thank you EZCertify and thanks to you Lindsay for all your help in helping us achieve this.
Chocks Solaiappan, Vice-President - I-Link Solutions, Inc
EZCertify has always been responsive and helpful with knowledge and experience in providing "no nonsense" approach to issues regarding contracting with the federal government. EZCertify is Very resourceful, informative, and educational regarding the 8(a) program.
Dick Otero is one of a kind.
Robert Lebrock - A.R.Contracting, LLC
I would like to thank EZCertify for the services they provided to my company in obtaining the 8(a) certification. I found the entire staff, especially Lindsay, very organized, efficient, patient and knowledgeable. She provided accurate and prompt answers to any questions that I had during the application process. The application preparation process developed by EZcertify/Dick is very easy to follow, with lots of samples/examples that help you give accurate responses.
Chirayu Patel - Infapro Corporation
I would like to thank you for total dedication and assistance during the application process for Matrix Technology Solutions, Inc., 8(a)SDB certification.
The professionalism and expertise I experienced while working with EZCertify was excellent. Despite the SBA incorrectly deeming my application incomplete and their initial denial for certification, they stayed with me every step of the way in my efforts to obtain certification. They gave me the insight I needed to better understand the reasoning behind the SBA’s questions and requests, and aided me in providing complete and accurate responses. I highly recommend EZCertify for assistance with the SBA 8(a) Certification process.
Howard P. Clarke, President/CEO - Matrix Technology Solutions, Inc.
When I decided to pursue the SBA 8(a) program I checked a number of possible resources to assist my company in completing the SBA application. I was convinced that having an 8(a) certification would give my company a chance to grow and compete in a different category that was established to help new minority owned disadvantaged firms. I found the owner Richard Otero and company, to be very knowledgeable about the 8(a) program and the necessary regulations concerning this program. After a few conference calls and receiving worksheets from EZCERTIFY I was well on my way to accomplishing my goal, the 8(a) certification. Within a few months the necessary documents were completed and submitted to the SBA. Not long after submission I was approved and competing for awards. Because of the short turnaround time from EZCERTIFY and the SBA I received a multi-million dollar award from HHS. If the process had taken more time I would not have been able to compete and receive this contract. We owe our great start to EZCERTIFY.
Joseph R. Carter, President - Carter Consulting Inc.
EZCertify helped my company, Ideation, Inc. throughout the 8A Certification process. The free seminar given by Mr. Otero, was very a genuine gesture to help small businesses become established and succeed, and it was not merely a pitch to sell their services so they could make money (like other seminars I had attended). The seminar was excellent and provided the necessary information about what documentation was required and how much time the process would take. Mr. Otero was very knowledgeable and was able to thoroughly answer all of my questions.
The amount of time I could foresee having to spend on the certification process was quite overwhelming. Because I felt that, as the owner, all of my time really needed to be spent on marketing and business development, as well as continuing to provide technical services to my existing clients, I decided that I needed help and needed to delegate most of the 8A certification process. After Ideation, Inc. procured their services, a specialist, Ms. Andrea Hamel, was assigned to us. She was very capable, and provided excellent services. She had a thorough knowledge of the process, communicated often with me by email or by phone, and really moved the process along. While reviewing the information I provided, she helped us anticipate and address any issues or concerns that the SBA may have.
EZCertify has a very efficient process of eliciting responses to targeted questions. EZCertify provided us with examples and models to help me focus my responses. At the end of the documentation process, EZCertify had put together a voluminous package of information. Without their help, it would have taken us several months to compile that amount of information. Without EZCertify’s help, the task of obtaining the SBA 8A certification would have been extremely difficult, and the process would have made me anxious and stressed.
After the documentation was submitted to the SBA, EZCertify continued to help us by advising us of possible questions that SBA analysts might have, and when those questions were asked, EZCertify helped us respond to them. From the time the package was submitted, it took only 8 weeks to obtain the certification.
Before a company can start doing business as an 8(a) certified firm, the SBA requires that a business plan be submitted. Because of the excellent services EZCertify had already provided, we procured their services again to help us develop a business plan. They again had targeted questions for me to respond to and provided advice and recommendations.
I wholeheartedly recommend EZCertify’s services of assisting in preparing the 8A Certification Package and developing a 8(a) Business Plan.
Gopal Raja, President - Ideation, Inc.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. We just received our letter from the SBA saying that we have been certified as a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administrations 8(a) business development program.
A year ago we decided that we were going to apply to the 8(a) program. We have been in business for over 35 years so I knew that an already complicated process was going to be that much more complicated. So I went on the internet to find someone to help me through the process. As you are aware the first consultant that I contracted with went out of business soon after we paid them to help us. So I went back on the internet to find another consultant. Of course now I thought that this is what all the companies that claim to be able to help you through the process did. Thank goodness I found you and was proven to be wrong. You guys are the real deal.
Even though we met the requirements to participate in the program there is no way that I would have been able to get through the process without your help. It was great to work with you. You walked me through the process and made what seemed an impossible task possible. Thank Margaret as well. After we turned in our package I would call Margaret every other week and she would ease my concerns.
I did not expect the service that I received. You guys are truly experts in what you do. I would tell any body that is looking for help to look no further than EZCertify.
Blue Pate - Pate Construction Co, Inc.
I found you and your staff very accommodating and flexible in expending your time and efforts to assist us with the 8(a) certification process. Even after a couple of rounds of questions from SBA, we received our certification within 40 days following the submission of our packet and we heartily thank you for being the winning ingredient during this process. More importantly, you shared many thoughts and processes that I’ve already found invaluable in helping us manage our business affairs.
I have already begun to spread the good news about EZCertify - - you deliver on your promises! I’ll remain a loyal client because you are a genuine small business advocate and activist, mentor and trusted advisor.
Ted Nell, President & CEO - LogIT, Inc.
Thanks for helping us through this process – we do appreciate and value your services and knowledge throughout this process. We have been in contact with our local SBA office in Newark, NJ and once we have our orientation meeting with them will make an assessment if we need further help from EZCertify in the short term.
We would recommend your services and once again thank you for working with us. Rick was a pleasure to work with.
Suresh John & Jigar Shah - ThinkingWave LLC
As the CEO of Astegic Inc, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the expert assistance you provided to us to get the 8(a) certification. I appreciated your prompt and accurate response to all my questions during this time consuming process. Your assistance played a big role in completing this cumbersome process. Please feel free to use as us as a referral. Thank you once again for all your help and guidance.
Ria Ramnani, CEO & Chairman - Astegic, Inc.
Just a quick letter of thanks to you, Dick and the whole staff at EZCertify for the tremendous job you did in preparing our 8(a) and SDB application to the SBA. While I admit there was a time, prior to our learning about your firm, that we thought we could do it all ourselves without any assistance, we now know how wrong we were! And how glad we were to find EZCertify.
EZCertify and your particular expertise of the people and players, the process and the anticipated questions we'd receive were right on - even down to when you thought we would be hearing from the SBA with our final certification!
Your services were completely worth your fee. EZCertify was a dream to work with - prompt, knowledgeable, always responsive, extremely attentive, and generous with your time and "free" consulting advice. A great experience overall for us.
CoSolutions has and will continue to recommend EZCertify to all our business associates in need of your services. No doubt, though, I'm sure you have more client references than you will ever care to need!
Ingrid Constantine, CEO - CoSolutions, Inc.
As the President of Aurotech Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to thank your company EZCertify for all the expert assistance provided to us to get the 8(a) certification. This certification was very important for the growth of our company. The EZCertify software along with your review services was simply outstanding. The review team ensured that there was no additional delay during the feedback session. Everyone at Aurotech appreciates the highest level of consideration given to the customer's time and special attention was given addressing our questions. We got our 8(a) in one month and 6 days after the initial submission and from personal experiences of others it usually takes 3-6 months. So the money invested and time saved was well worth it. We will certainly recommend EZCertify to other companies.
Hetal Patel, President - Aurotech, Inc.
The purpose of this letter is to sincerely thank you for the phenomenal service EZCertify provided us in our efforts to become 8(a) certified. Your extraordinary, personal attention to my application, and your organization’s outstanding customer service, were instrumental in my successful certification.
Your first-hand knowledge of the Small Business Administration was essential every step of the way throughout our 6-month engagement.
Your methodical approach to data collection, analysis, organization, and presentation simplified an otherwise confusing and cumbersome endeavor. In addition, your strategic analysis of the SBA’s requests ensured that we delivered specifically what the SBA required to fully understand our eligibility.
After experiencing the 8(a) certification process with the help of EZCertify, I am absolutely convinced that we could not have been successful without you. In addition, the initial investment was nominal compared to the time and money it would have required had I used a less qualified company, or approached the process myself. This is why we have retained EZCertify once again to develop our SBA 8(a) business plan.
Many times during the process I became frustrated and discouraged. Your perseverance, your commitment to my case, and your encouragement inspired me to continue forward.
Mr. Otero, EZCertify embodies all that a business should be. You have developed an unmatched level of expertise in your core competency, you deliver what you promise, and you hold yourself and your employees to the highest set of values and code of conduct.
Marissa Levin, CEO - Information Experts
The job done by the folks at Ezcertify was without a doubt the most outstanding service we have ever experienced. Their professionalism, timely responses, and absolute know how was amazing. There is no way we would have gotten certified with the challenges we had as a new company on our own. Thanks guys and we absolutely recommend you guys for any company seeking SBA 8A certification.
Michael Jones, President - Gridiron Construction Company LLC
I would like to thank and recommend EZCertify as the company to go to for assistance with your SBA 8(a) application. EZCertify worked tirelessly and meet all the hard pressing demands of the SBA while allowing me to manage my company and its business. I truly could not have done it without the help, guidance and encouragement they gave me.
Frank Kemp, SDVOSB - UTT Helicopter Company, RVN, 1963
"Thank you for all your efforts in working to get TESSEC LLC certified in the 8A program with the SBA. Initially I was skeptical about using an outside consulting services for what seemed like a straight forward application process, but having tried to do it on my own initially without success I am very grateful for the services and insight provided by EZ Certify. They helped me pull together all the need and supporting documents so that my application could be reviewed and processed quickly by the SBA with delay. Providing a "complete" application to the SBA the first time was critical, because of the heavy workload at the SBA, if we had needed to provide additional material or information it would have meant a long delay to get the process started on our application again. Great job! Your services will certainly be recommended by us."