If you are interested in government
contracts and operate a business that is minority-, woman-, or veteran-owned,
you might want to look into certification. Getting certified helps open
doors to contract opportunities with local, state, and federal government
agencies, as well as from large corporations. Many of these organizations
have programs designed to encourage minority-owned businesses to participate
in the competitive bidding process. This could lead to millions of dollars
of revenue for your business and jump start your success.
Use the following resources to learn more about how to become certified
as a minority business and how you can use that certification to gain
competitive advantage in the government and commercial marketplace.
Find out why millions of small
businesses contract with the government and determine whether this market
is right for you.
Learn why certification can
benefit small businesses that are pursuing the most lucrative markets
in the United States.
Overview of the various types
of certifications available to small businesses.
Guide to small business contracting
certifications including the 8(a) Business Development and Small Disadvantaged
Business (SDB) programs.
Guide to state and local government
certifications including the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged
Business Enterprise (DBE) programs.
Guide to corporate business
certifications including the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and
Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) programs.
Answers to common questions
regarding minority- and woman-owned business certification.