Small Business Certification Courses

Course 1: Small Business Certifications' Intro (90 minutes)

Many Fortune 1,000 Companies, federal, state, county, and city government agencies are mandated to do business with traditionally underrepresented/underutilized groups (e.g., minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned companies, etc.). Corporate and government certifications enable small businesses to compete for these private-sector and government set-aside contracts. This overview course helps participants understand the general principles of these programs.

Course 2: Small Business Certifications’ Bootcamp (3 Hours)

Government and corporate contracts can be very lucrative for a business. They allow companies to receive steady monthly revenue, which can be extremely beneficial and — in some cases —  keep businesses afloat during slow times. Having contracts in their portfolio can create many opportunities. Future clients find them more attractive and trust he businesses more. Business networking efforts can result in clients referring the business to other agencies. This course is for business owners who completed Course 1 and feel they are ready for this more in-depth, step-by-step explanation of proven certification tips and techniques.

Benefits of being a certified small business include:

Benefits of being a certified small business include:

What you'll learn from the Small Business Certifications Introduction course:

Learn the differences between the various certification programs.

Review general eligibility criteria for the various certifications.

To be eligible for most certification programs, your small business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are economically and socially disadvantaged. Additionally, the owners must: manage day-to-day operations; make long-term decisions; have a personal net worth of less than $750,000 and a three-year average adjusted gross income of $350,000 or less.

Review corporate and federal government set-aside contracting systems

Understand the small business certification processes.

The course reviews the major documents needed to complete the respective certifications. The certification process normally takes about 90 days from the time all required documents are uploaded.

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