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Are you a minority business owner? Are you a woman business enterprise? Maybe you are a member of the armed forces or a service disabled veteran. As a minority, female or veteran business owner, oftentimes, there are federal, state and local contracts that are set aside just for you. In order to gain access, you have to prove you are a member of one of these socially or economically disadvantaged groups.

Our certification offerings include: Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB/SDVOSB), Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Development Zone (HUBZone), Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DOT DBE), and of course 8(a). Our company has successfully completed certification for various states and municipalities as well

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8(a) Business Development Program

Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, this program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets.

As of  March 14, 2011, there are revisions to the 8(a) regulations. Contact Us for details.

Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB)

This new program is designed to expand federal contracting opportunities for Women-owned Small Businesses (WOSB’s) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB’s) by allowing contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts to industries historically underrepresented by women.

Minority and Woman Owned Businesses (M/WBE)

This certification is a review process designed to ensure that a small business is actually owned, controlled, and operated by the applicants. Most certifications are granted for Minority or Women owned businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, and Underutilized businesses.

Veteren Owned Small Business / Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB/SDVOSB)

This certification refers to a small business concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more eligible veterans; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and, whose management and daily business operations are controlled by such veterans.

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

This program provides a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses. NMSDC is one of the country's leading business membership organizations. It was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Certifying women owned businesses is the foundation of WBENC's mission, along with connecting WBENC Certified WBEs with WBENC's Corporate Members to facilitate real time business opportunities.

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