Using Your Certifications

Using Your Certifications

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Being a certified minority-owned, women-owned and/or disadvantaged business is the beginning of new opportunities! Certification can significantly help your business gain access to government contracts. Whether you are just starting a business or your company is already established, you can considerably benefit from “set aside” contracts. There are several government agencies at the local, state and federal level which offer certification, as well as private organizations. Please review our Certifications page to determine the best option(s) for your business.

Obtaining the appropriate certification(s) is really just the start. There are other variables you need to consider to make it happen. Unfortunately, being certified won’t just “make business happen!” Below are some resources for utilizing your certifications to their fullest potential.