Let’s talk about the benefits and the application process of GWBC® WBENC certification.
Why do I need certification? Will being certified as a woman business owner bring me more business?
Did you know major corporations like BMW, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Power and Sonoco just to name a few, require you to register on their company supplier diversity website and require you to be certified before they will even consider you for BID and contract opportunities.
The Process is Simple!
If you are just starting a business or looking for new business prospects, you should ask yourself these questions:
- Do you have the right product or service for the client you are seeking to do business with?
- Can you provide quality product and service with on-time delivery?
- Do you have the capacity to fulfill the obligations of the contract?
If you answered yes, then you owe it to the growth of your business to explore WBENC Certification.
WBENC Certification is an incredible marketing tool but does not guarantee you a contract. You have to be willing to invest the time to build relationships to get the most out of your certification. Any WBENC-certified WBE can apply for WOSB during recertification; and any woman owned-business which applies for WBENC certification, may also simultaneously apply for WOSB certification. Click here for more information on WOSB Certification.
WBENC Certification Process
$1M – $4.9M $500
$5M – $9.9M $750
$10M – $49.9M $1000
$50M and Up $1250*Revenues based on most recent year reported tax returns and/or financial statements New and Re-Certification Application Fees effective January 1, 2017.
Greater Women’s Business Council
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 640
Atlanta, GA 30309
Application for WOSB certification can be submitted with a new application or a recertification application* in 4 easy steps.