Minority owned certification

DOT certification

Key benefits of receiving certifications by small businesses in the US

Minority owned certification, also known as Minority Business Enterprise certification, describes your business as the one that is owned, operated and controlled by a minority group. So if you are a minority, you are eligible to receive the minority owned certificate to get special treatment when bidding on contracts with local government. Even during a recession, the local government offices are bound to help you with the required finance to help you run your operations smoothly.


Minority owned certification or MBE certification is thus best for small businesses falling in the minority group.


Why contact BizCentral USA?


BizCentral USA’s application services can save you time and money. The application process is time consuming and confusing for businesses; so many of them stay away from applying for such a certification. It is here that BizCentral USA can be of great help. They will simplify the application process since they are familiar with the requirements.


The certification consultants will at first help you determine if you qualify for a minority business enterprise certification or not. After determining the same, the consultants will complete the application with supporting documents and recommend the best agencies for your certification. After obtaining the approval of your certification, you are ready to start marketing your company! The company can also help you identify available contracts and respond to bids or RFPs.


Some benefits of obtaining a minority owned certification include:


  1. Access to specialized loans
  2. Certified as a business of success or future success
  3. Access to educational seminars, training and technical assistance
  4. Introduction to local, state, federal corporations or businesses


Another very important certification that in many states and cities goes unclaimed is DOT certification. DOT regulations cover motorcycle helmets. In other words, a motorcycle helmet manufacturer needs to submit a helmet model to testing to the following regulations to meet DOT standards.


The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, also known as FMVSS 218, offers DOT certification on all helmets sold in the United States for use by motorcyclists. Helmets that do not meet the minimal DOT certification standards cannot be sold in USA by law. BizCentral USA can help businesses receive this certification quite easily and hassle-freely.


Another relevant one is Hub Zone Certification that refers to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program to help small businesses located in distressed areas gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The Hub Zone certificate can increase employment opportunities, investment and economic development in these distressed rural and urban areas.


The Small Business Administration (SBA) regulates and implements the HUBZone program. To be eligible for this certification, a small business must be owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative or an Indian tribe.


To get HUBZone certificate, an organization must complete an online application. BizCentral USA can complete the application on your behalf and submit additional supporting documentation when requested for. Their services are affordably priced and of high quality. BizCentral is a one-stop solutions center for all of your certification needs.


Author Bio: The writer is an expert in the field of Minority owned certification with focus on GSA contract.