I officially received my WBE certification letter last week. For anyone who has already walked the WBE or MBE road, you know what an accomplishment it is to make it this far!
Some government contracts have participation goals for historically disadvantaged groups. A prime contractor receives “points” for participation by certified firms.
The process is very detailed, including a long application and a number of personal documents. All of the business details are also submitted to show that work is being done. A site visit is also completed by the state.
So – after a five month process, I officially became known as a woman-owned business enterprise.
If you are a woman-owned business, and interested in pursuing government contracts, please let me know if you would like assistance working through the application and the process!