Tag Archives: VOSB

Post Conference Blues

We’re back from Orlando, and what a great WBENC conference it was!  Sort of lost count on the number we’ve attended, but they get better and larger every year.  We believe national conferences and business fairs are a fantastic way … Continue reading

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Disparity Studies’ Purpose

Disparity Studies are conducted to determine the utilization of Disadvantaged Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (DMWBE) for various states, counties and cities.  The study generally examines the process for attaining products and services, the subcontracting practices of prime contractors/service providers … Continue reading

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What is Commercially Useful?

Why should we SDMWVLGBTBE (Small, Disadvantaged, Disabled, Minority, Women, Veteran, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered Business Enterprise) care about Commercially Useful Functions (CUF)? Because our federal government or prime vendor clients can only take credit when the SDMWVLGBTBE actually performs, … Continue reading

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Required Certification Documents – Governance

Why does a SDMWVLGBTBE (Small, Disadvantaged, Disabled, Minority, Women, Veteran, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered Business Enterprise) get denied certification over Governance? Governance is certifier short hand that refers to the documents governing a diverse SDMWVLGBT business and its operations. … Continue reading

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Diversity & Inclusion in 2016

Earlier this month we read an interesting article in Forbes Magazine by Josh Bersin, a researcher responsible for a recent two year Deloitte Talent Management study which states: “Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business … Continue reading

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Getting Certified ~ Six Simple Steps

Our company has always been a women-owned business enterprise (WBE), and getting WBE certified in 1989 was a piece of cake compared to today’s rigorous process. Through various organizations and events we have met many other small business owners who … Continue reading

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More Inclusion for V/SDVOBs

Back in March the State of New York announced the addition of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) classification on the NYS Contract Reporter (NYSCR). This designation will be self-identifying and will allow New York State agencies to enter their SDVOB … Continue reading

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Size Standards Revised!

Claiming Small Business Status? It is important to know that there are sizing rules and regulations that you must use to determine whether or not your business is considered small. And, the definition of small depends on your business’s industry … Continue reading

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What HR 4435 Could Mean for Small Business

Heads up owners of Small, Disadvantaged, Minority, Women, or Veteran Business Enterprise (SDMWVBE) businesses! The government-wide Federal Procurement Contract Award Goals could be changing. In late May, House Resolution No. 4435 was passed. Included in this bill are a number … Continue reading

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We’re Certified, Now What? Revisited

In speaking with newly certified  SDMWVBE (Small, Disadvantaged, Minority, Women, or Veteran Business Enterprise) business owners or those seeking certification the question “What does certification do for me?” is often asked. In most cases, just being certified does not help … Continue reading

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