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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, ...

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 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Key Speaker Nina Lopez Service Consultant BizCentral USA Administrator Nicole Roach Marketing Coordinator HBIF Meeting 12-09 BizCentral USA
  • 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. • Preliminary Steps • Eligibility for WBE & MBE • Submittal Process • Supporting Documentation • Review & Closing • Q&A
  • 4. • SBA 8(a) • HUBZone • Veteran Owned Business • WBE • DBE • MBE
  • 5. • Increasing economic activity and promoting growth in distressed communities.
  • 6. • Targeting competition to specific industries where there are disparities.
  • 7. •Bringing more dollars to an eligible company through targeted procurement mechanisms.
  • 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. •Local and statewide government agencies are mandated to award different percentages of their contracting and bidding opportunities to minority owned businesses.
  • 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. • Something they all have in common! • WBE • WBENC • NMSDC 51% • MBE
  • 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. 51% ≥ 1 Yr!
  • 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.  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.  The National Minority Supplier Development Council has standardized procedures to assure consistent & identical review and certification of minority-owned businesses.
  • 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.  Exists on the following levels:  Local  County  City  State
  • 19.  The key word is blood line:  Birth Certificates  Surnames  Driver’s License  Passport
  • 20.  Businesses ineligible for certification include:  Franchises  Nonprofit Organizations  Brokers & Packagers  Firms owned by other disadvantaged firms
  • 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. • Obtain a D-U-N-S • Locate the proper application. • Submit application along with supporting documentation to the certifying agency. • WAIT for Determination
  • 23. Start Selling to the Government!
  • 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. • 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. • BizCentral Small Business Services • Business Plan Writing • Business Certifications • Incorporation • Website Development • Graphic Design • Marketing • Bookkeeping & Accounting • Nonprofit Services
  • 27. • Must Have Features Every Small Business Should Have: • 6-8-2010 3pm EST
  • 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