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FAQs

Many answers to your questions on starting a business can be found in our start-up & resource guide.

How can I get my business certified as minority or women owned?


How can I get my business certified as minority or women owned?

Federal, state and local government agencies as well as large private sector corporations have different eligibility requirements and application processes for certifying your business. The common denominator is that the business MUST be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are eligible for certification.  Consult your target customer to determine which certification(s) they accept. Then, learn the requirements and rules to determine if you are eligible to apply.