Becoming a certified woman-owned business can give you a leg up when doing business with the government and corporations. Here's how to obtain certification.
Many corporation and government procurement offices want to dobusiness with qualified women-owned suppliers and have targetpercentages earmarked for diversity procurement. In turn, primecontractors that do business with the government also seeksubcontractors to help them meet those diversity goals. To get inon this market, consider getting certified as a women'sbusiness enterprise.
The following is a list of organizations and state and localagencies provide certification. Note, every organization hasslightly different requirements. And if you don't see your arealisted, check with your local, regional and state agencies.
National WomenBusiness Owners Corp.
Women'sBusiness Enterprise Council
New York City
To list a U.S. business as women-owned in a federal directory,visit www.ccr.gov.