Why Certify Your Business As a Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprise?
Once certified, the benefits to you include being listed in the “Directory of Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises” which is used by:
- New York State Agencies
- Public Authorities
- Federal Agencies
These organizations use the directory when purchasing commodities and services. This means more opportunities for your business!
Who is eligible to be certified?
- Firm must be at least 51% owner, operated and controlled by minority members and/or women who must exercise the authority to independently control day-to-day business decisions.
- Each minority member or women upon whom certification is based must have a net worth of less than 3.5 million.
- The business cannot exceed 300 employees and must be independent and authorized to do business in New York State.
For Certification Assistance or questions contact Lynn Allen Cione firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-457-9700.
NYS Contract System
SBA’s Women’s Business Center
NYS Small Business Development Center