A+S Ideas Studio, Inc. Awarded HUBZone Certification by U.S. Small Business Administration

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MIAMI, FL – 09-20-2017 — A+S IDEAS STUDIO, Inc., a Miami-based, Hispanic full scope digital advertising and branding agency is proud to announce their recent federal HUBZone certification awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

map-sba-hubzonePer the Small Business Administration (SBA), this enables A+S IDEAS STUDIO, INC. to participate in federally-mandated HUBZone contracting program opportunities. The U.S. federal government is required by law to spend 23% of its contracting budget on small businesses. In 2016, this spend amounted to $271 Billion dollars. Firms with HUBZone certification may qualify for up to an additional 3% on top of that per year.

Program benefits for HUBZone-certified companies include:

  • Competitive and sole source contracting opportunities
  • 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions
  • Subcontracting opportunities with large Prime Contractor on large federal contracts

“It’s truly an honor to be in a unique position to serve the world’s largest customer- the United States government, via small business set-aside contract opportunities” said Sarimá Gracia, President, and woman owner of A+S IDEAS STUDIO, INC.  Ms. Gracia added: “I’d like to extend our sincere appreciation to our consultant team from Rafael Marrero & Company as they guided us through the lengthy process in short order and tirelessly assisted us in every aspect of this certification.”


A+S IDEAS STUDIO, INC. is an award-winning Hispanic-Woman Owned full-scope advertising, branding and digital design agency headquartered in Miami, FL, whose partners have a combined 30+ year track record of success working with US Hispanic, general market and international clients across a multitude of private and public sectors. Whether it be web, print, email or video, A+S IDEAS STUDIO, INC. has the experience and capabilities to put your business or executive government agency in the best position to stand out and accomplish its mission. The firm’s federal socio-economic certifications include: SBA 8(a), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and Federally-certified HUBZone government contractor.

About Rafael Marrero & Company

Rafael Marrero & Company helps other Veteran-Owned, Minority, Women, and Small Businesses break into the $500 Billion federal market. Rafael Marrero & Company is full-service provider of registration, certification, market research, procurement readiness training, marketing, proposal writing, and GSA schedule services. The firm is licensed, insured and holds accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ Rating. Rafael Marrero & Company, the premiere business-to-government (B2G) management consulting firm is ranked as one of America’s fastest growing privately owned companies, Supplier of the Year, Top Government Services Providers, Best 50 Workplaces in America, and Inc. 500 Honorees. Learn more: www.rafaelmarrero.com

Media Contacts:

Company Name: Rafael Marrero & Company
Full Name: Rafael Marrero
Phone: 888-595-6221 Ext 700
Email: info@rafaelmarrero.com
Website: www.rafaelmarrero.com

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