If you own or want to start a business, and you also happen to be female or a member of a minority group, you may want to seek special certification for your company.
Being officially recognized as a woman- or minority-owned business typically comes with a number of advantages, including eligibility for corporate and government contracts.
You can apply for minority- or women-owned status through several different organizations. WBE certification opens up opportunities in the private sector.
Spending time in advance gathering the documents you’ll need can save you time in the application process.
Depending on the type of certification you’re seeking and the organization or agency you’re applying through, you can typically do the application online.
After you’ve filled out your application and submitted all the necessary documents, you may need to pay a fee to officially submit your application.