Getting Your Small Business Certified as WBE or MBE

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In this 1-hour webinar hosted by BizCentral USA, we discuss how to get certified and secure opportunities as a women or minority owned business. For more information on small business certification, please visit: http://bizcentralusa.com/minority_business_sba_8a_wbe_mbe.php

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Getting Your Small Business Certified as WBE or MBE

  1. 1. Key Speaker Nina Lopez Service Consultant BizCentral USA Administrator Nicole Roach Marketing Coordinator HBIF Meeting 12-09 BizCentral USA
  2. 2. • BizCentral USA: A “One-stop” resource center for small business resources nationwide! • Key Speaker: Nina Lopez • Questions • Recorded Webinar Available At: – http://www.bizcentralusa.com/webinararchive/index.php
  3. 3. • Preliminary Steps • Eligibility for WBE & MBE • Submittal Process • Supporting Documentation • Review & Closing • Q&A
  4. 4. • SBA 8(a) • HUBZone • Veteran Owned Business • WBE • DBE • MBE
  5. 5. • Increasing economic activity and promoting growth in distressed communities.
  6. 6. • Targeting competition to specific industries where there are disparities.
  7. 7. •Bringing more dollars to an eligible company through targeted procurement mechanisms.
  8. 8. •Major corporations include supplier diversity as a core business strategy, and use certification as a tool to validate and seek qualified minority businesses.
  9. 9. •Local and statewide government agencies are mandated to award different percentages of their contracting and bidding opportunities to minority owned businesses.
  10. 10. • All certification clients must have a D-U-N-S number:  Can be requested by visiting http://www.dnb.com or calling (866) 785-0428 • Beneficial to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR).  Register with CCR at http:/www.ccr.gov
  11. 11. • Something they all have in common! • WBE • WBENC • NMSDC 51% • MBE
  12. 12. • If your business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or group of women then you are eligible for certification. There are generally four different levels of WBE certifications: – Local – State – Federal – National
  13. 13. 51% ≥ 1 Yr!
  14. 14.  WBENC is the Women's Business Enterprise National Council  Comprised of 14 regional partner organizations. All of the partner organizations adhere to WBENC's stringent Standards and Procedures in their certification programs.  WBENC provides information on certified women's businesses to purchasing managers through its Internet database, WBENCLink.
  15. 15.  In most cases each:  City  County  State  Federal agency  Distinct type of certification program which details an individual and distinct process for that city, county, or state.
  16. 16.  The National Minority Supplier Development Council has standardized procedures to assure consistent & identical review and certification of minority-owned businesses.
  17. 17.  These businesses are certified by NMSDC's affiliate nearest to the company's headquarters.  "Minority group members" are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American.  Ownership by minority individuals means the business is:  At least 51% owned by such individuals  Or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals.
  18. 18.  Exists on the following levels:  Local  County  City  State
  19. 19.  The key word is blood line:  Birth Certificates  Surnames  Driver’s License  Passport
  20. 20.  Businesses ineligible for certification include:  Franchises  Nonprofit Organizations  Brokers & Packagers  Firms owned by other disadvantaged firms
  21. 21.  Small business owners will be asked to provide a wide range of materials including:  Business & Personal Tax Returns  Licenses & Permits  Profit & Loss Statements  Business Insurance  Legal Forms
  22. 22. • Obtain a D-U-N-S • Locate the proper application. • Submit application along with supporting documentation to the certifying agency. • WAIT for Determination
  23. 23. Start Selling to the Government!
  24. 24. • BizCentral Can Help! • Variety of Package Options and Flexible Payments • Can Assist with all Types of Certifications • We can Expedite the Process • Ensure Information is Accurate and Assembled Accordingly
  25. 25. • Special Discounts! Buy 2 Certifications: Get 10% Off Buy 3 Certifications: Get 20% Off Buy 4 Certifications: Get 25% Off • Chance to Save Over $600!
  26. 26. • BizCentral Small Business Services • Business Plan Writing • Business Certifications • Incorporation • Website Development • Graphic Design • Marketing • Bookkeeping & Accounting • Nonprofit Services
  27. 27. • Must Have Features Every Small Business Should Have: • 6-8-2010 3pm EST
  28. 28. • Contact Us • Nicole Roach: Nicole@bizcentralusa.com • Nina Lopez: Nina@bizcentralusa.com • Visit www.BizCentralUSA.com or Call 407-857-9002 www.twitter.com/bizcentralusa Facebook Fan Page: BizCentral USA/CharityNet USA

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