Sunday, January 18, 2015
Washington's "Get Certified" Campaign Helps More Women in Business Get Government Contracts
What certification means
The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is the sole certifying agency for minority, women, and disadvantaged small businesses in the state of Washington. Federal and state government agencies want to do business with minority-owned companies and have a requirement that a certain percentage of its recipients for funding be minority-owned businesses. So, having a minority-owned business certification can help you gain access to more public and private sector programs.
The Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBEs) is having a campaign called “Get Certified” that offers certification opportunities at 35 locations throughout the state. The campaign will run from January 20-23. The workshops will explain the different types of certification programs available and help business owners choose which ones are right for them.
Women and minority business owners are encouraged to register and attend by visiting www.seattleglobalist.com/2015/01/16/women-minority-business-owners-wa-state/32304