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SBIR/STTR Program and Holding Companies

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Considering this hypothetical:  A business is looking to qualify as a "small business concern" (as defined in 121.105) under the SBIR/STTR Program.  The business has less than 500 employees, but is owned 100% by a parent holding company, which in turn is held by two US citizens (owning 50% each).  In other words, under the control requirement, instead of being directly held by one or more US citizens, the business is held indirectly by such citizens.  Does anyone know how this fares under the Program?  Is indirect ownership/control by US citizens enough to qualify?  

Sincere thanks in advance for any help that can be provided!

 

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No offense meant but why are you asking here? You can ask the SBA directly. Just saying. 

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This is a 2013 presentation of the SBA's Guide to SBIR/STTR Program Eligibility but most of the information is still correct.  There have been some changes since then but they relaxed the requirements in those changes so if you meet the standards in this guide, you SHOULD be okay.  The only CORRECT answer has to come from a direct inquiry to the current SBA SBIR website on page 2 of the document.

SBIR-STTR elig_size_compliance_guide.pdf

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Call ‘em...?

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