Get Diversity Certified Business Blog

It seems that many companies have SMWVDBE (Small, Minority, Women, Veteran, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) certification on their minds as the new year begins.  So, it makes sense to revisit what certification is all about and why a business might want to get certified.

What is a certification? SMWVDBE certifications are offered by the Small Business Adminstration, State Governments and various thrid party organizations (NMSDC, WBENC, etc.).  These certifiers review information about the applicant company and make a determination as to whether the applicant business is legitimately owned, controlled and operated by indiviuals qualified by their particular certification program. The goal of these programs is to create a level playing field for diverse businesses in procurement processes. Government agencies and most corporate procurement activities now require diverse spending throughout their supply chain.  In many cases, prime contractors are required to implement second tier sub-contractor programs to assist the end client, be it governmental…

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