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Certify Your Business and Win Government Contacts

Grow your business faster and learn the steps to certifying your business today.

Did You Know?

The federal government sets aside 5% of its contracts to be awarded to minority and woman owned businesses each year? These types of businesses are classified as

Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprises (WBE)

Benefits of Being a Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise
Education & Mentoring

Many certifying agencies offer classes to teach the fundamentals of business and will also put on conferences allowing for business owners to network with each other and much larger corporations.

 

The Small Business Association even offers a Mentor-Protege program to help you reach your goals.

Contracts & Funding

Similarly to the federal government, many states set aside contracts specifically for women and minority owned companies. 

 

Even large private sector companies seek to work with these businesses as they too understand the value of diversity. Certification also expands the options for private loans through banks and other funding associations.

Marketing Opportunities

Get help competing for contracts, networking at conferences, or get paired with a mentor.

 

This are the perfect opportunities to get your business out there and create connections that will grow your business.

 

2 Simple Steps to Certification

1. Am I Eligible?

  • Must Be A United States Citizen​

  • Must Be At Least 51% Minority Owned, Operated, and Controlled

  • Must Be For Profit Enterprise and Physically Located In The United States

  • Management and Daily Operations Must Be Ran By The Minority/Women Ownership Members

2. Application Process

  • Await your certification award and elevate your business!

Get Funding

Visit our partner Biz2Credit for assistance with private funding ​

Loans for Women

https://www.biz2credit.com/business-loan/business-loans-for-women

 

Latino Businesses

https://www.biz2credit.com/business-loan/thelatinocoalition

 
 
 

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Puerto Rico

State Resources

 

Helpful Resources

Want more information? Visit the links below to access the SBA and other leading organizations directly

The Small Business Administration

www.sba.gov

National Minority Supplier Development Council

www.nmsdc.org

National Association of Women Business Owners

www.nawbo.org

US Women's Chamber of Commerce

www.uswcc.org

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

www.wbenc.org