A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification is only issued to minority-owned, operated, and controlled businesses. 

Some benefits of having a MBE Certification are:

  • Access.
  • Business Opportunity Fairs.
  • Customized Executive Education.
  • Networking Opportunities.

Do you qualify for a MBE? Take a look at our checklist below to find out.

  • United States (US) citizens.
  • Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. A minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American.
  • Must be a profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its trust territories.
  • Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).

 

To apply for a MBE Certification yourselfClick here.

If you need assistance obtaining your MBE Certification, use the following links to find services that may be helpful to you.

NMSDC MBE

MWBE Enterprises

Biz Central USA - MBE

 


Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification is only issued to women-owned, operated, and controlled businesses. 

Some benefits of having a WBE Certification are:

  • Access.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Connect directly with buyers looking meet their 5% subcontracting federal goals.
  • Access to leads for bids and proposals.
  • Access to purchasing agents.
  • Mentorship programs.

Do you qualify for a WBE? Take a look at our checklist below to find out.

  • Be at least 51% owned and controlled by women.
  • Show fiscal responsibility via tax returns, bank statement and its business credit rating. A company should be current with their fiscal responsibilities and appropriate cash flow.
  • Have the capacity to succeed. The company’s principles must have a certain level of experience in the market they are going into. If your field requires licenses, it may be necessary that those licenses are held by the principles.

 

To apply for a WBE Certification yourselfClick here.

If you need assistance obtaining your WBE Certification, use the following links to find services that may be helpful to you. 

Premier Certification Services

MWBE Enterprises

Biz Central USA - WBE

 


Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification is only issued to veteran-owned, operated, and controlled businesses. 

Some benefits of having a DVBE Certification are:

  • California state government requires state agencies to award at least 3% to certified DVBEs.
  • The state may offer up to a 5% incentive to DVBEs in the formal bid process.
  • As a California certified DVBE, your business is added to the DGS database which state agencies use to find DVBEs.

 

Do you qualify for a DVBE? Take a look at our checklist below to find out.

  • Be at least 51% owned by one or more disabled veterans.
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) must be wholly owned by one or more disabled veterans.
  • Has a service connected disability of at least 10% or more as declared by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs or the United States Department of Defense and must be domiciled in California.

 

To apply for a DVBE Certification yourselfClick here.

If you need assistance obtaining your DVBE Certification, use the following links to find services that may be helpful to you.

Cal E-Procure

Cal Fire

US SBA