If you are a minority-owned enterprise (MBE) or a woman-owned enterprise (WBE) and not yet Certified, you may be missing out on potential opportunities for your business. Although being certified will not automatically "grant" you contracts however, it can provide you with a great tool and resources for business opportunities in private, public and government procurement.
Being certified offers a seal of approval, displaying that a company's claim of being a minority or woman-owned enterprise (M/WBE) has been reviewed and verified by a third-party organization, with this, it creates a win-win situation for both organizations.
Government agencies and corporations are looking to do business with disadvantaged, minority & woman owned businesses. Matter of fact, many have percentages or "set asides" in their budgets to purchase products and services from Certified D/W/MBE's; with Minority Certification (D/W/MBE) you have added a very beneficial tool to your organization for increased business opportunities.
Many organization now require a third-party certification to be able to work directly with their supplier diversity team. Having a supplier diversity team working with you on new opportunities, championing for you and your business, something all diverse business owners should participate in.