SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- River Linguistics, Inc., has been granted official certification to participate in the US Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. A Native American Woman-Owned Small Business, River Linguistics, Inc., offers global operations support to businesses and US Government agencies by providing translation, interpreting, multimedia and process management consulting services. The 8(a) certification enhances the company's existing arsenal of federal certifications, which includes the HUB- (Historically Underutilized Business) Zone certification and third-party Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) certification obtained in 2015.
Benefits of 8(a) Certification
"We are appreciative of the SBA for offering this vital support to disadvantaged businesses, and look forward to making the most of it," said Jennifer Charlton-Jones, President. Awarded by the US Small Business Administration, the 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses to compete for federal contracts that have been set aside for private sector industries. The program provides assistance over a span of nine years, and will assign a Business Development Specialist to work closely with River Linguistics on implementation of its business plan and strategy in pursuing those contracts. Benefits also include but are not limited to marketing, counseling, and access to specialized financial assistance and sole-source contracts. River will be able to bid on contracts in cooperation with other businesses or as a stand-alone prime contractor.
About River Linguistics
River Linguistics, Inc., brings twenty years of localization industry experience to the table, providing an array of language services, including written word translation and telephonic interpreting, together with complete multimedia services for print, audio, video, and digital formats. Capabilities also include ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance. The company currently contracts with the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA)-Roswell.
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