Quiz: Is Certification Right for Me?
Though there are many benefits to being certified, not all businesses are candidates for certification. Take this short self-assessment quiz to determine if your business would benefit from WBE certification:
Q: Is your product/service targeted at corporations and/or government agencies?
Typically, only corporations and government entities request certification.
Q. Does your business have the capacity to provide quality service and/or products on large contracts?
Corporate and government contracts tend to be larger than contracts many small businesses are accustomed to fulfilling. Your business must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to deliver on these larger contracts.
Q. Are you willing to share the details of your business including capital investment, tax returns and compensation records?
The certification committee must analyze proprietary documents in order to determine the eligibility of your business. NOTE: All information and documents submitted by your business are kept completely confidential.
Q. Are you clear that WBE certification is a marketing tool, and does not entitle your company to corporate/government contracts?
If your business is certified, you will need to invest time and energy into developing a marketing campaign that targets corporations and government agencies that need your product or service.
If you answered yes to all questions listed above, your business may be a good candidate for certification!