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Opening Doors

Getting your business certified can open a world of opportunities

This story appears in the June 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Want to land U.S. government and corporate contracts? Look to the Women's Enterprise National Council, which boasts 11 years of certifying Women's Business Enterprises and nine years of holding annual conferences to connect female entrepreneurs with supplier diversity professionals from major corporations.

Today, there are more than 7,500 WBEs, and certification numbers grow by 20 percent each year.

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