Certifications You May Qualify For
Here are various certifications that you can qualify for that will give you a competitive edge. You need to set yourself apart from the competition. You need to stand out from the crowd. This will help you do that. follow the links to find out more information about each certification. tjhis is the advantage you need.
- If you are a minority owned business, you may qualify for SBA's 8(a) certification. You can self certify in SAM.gov and in SBA's DSBS as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). You may also qualify for state level Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications. My Do It Yourself 8(a) Kit can really help you here.
- If you are a woman owned business, you may qualify for either the Woman Owned Small Business certification (WOSB) or the Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business certification (EDWOSB).
- If you are a veteran or service disabled veteran, you can self certify in in SAM.gov and in SBA's DSBS. The VA also offers a certification (this one is only required if you want to sell to VA) as either a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) or as a Services Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
- If you live in an area of very low income or very high unemployment, you may qualify for the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program (HUBZone).