Certifications

Certification is a valuable marketing tool for your small business and can give you special consideration when bidding on contracts with local government.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification (DBE)

A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification, commonly referred to as a DBE certification defines your business as being owned, operated and controlled by a disadvantaged group

Minority Business Enterprise certification (MBE)

A Minority Business Enterprise certification, or MBE certification, defines your business as being owned, operated and controlled by a minority group.

Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

A Women’s Business Enterprise certification, or WBE business certification, defines your business as being owned, operated and controlled by a woman.

SBA 8(a) Certification

SBA (8a) is an ownership/diversity certification sponsored by the Small Business Association (SBA) of the United States government.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses program

The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business program.