Why You Need A Federal SBA Certification Post Coronavirus Pandemic.
Small Business Association 8(a) Certification The Small Business Association (SBA) received significant media coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you may be aware, the SBA was responsible for providing millions of dollars’ worth of loans to small businesses suffering as a result of the pandemic. However, what you may not know is the SBA has long championed small businesses and offers various small business certifications. What is the 8(a) SBA Certification? Each year the federal government aims to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses. To find qualified small businesses, the federal...Read More
Does Florida Have Small Business Certifications?
Miami-Dade County Small Business Programs In addition to the Federal and Florida government certifications, small businesses in Miami-Dade County can apply for a local certification called the Miami-Dade County Small Business Enterprise (SBE). What is the Miami-Dade County Small Business Enterprise? Within the Miami-Dade Internal Services Department, the Small Business Development (SBD) serves the County’s small business community and runs the Small Business Enterprise Programs. The program certifies small businesses and provides the opportunity for small businesses to bid on local government contracts. In the 2015-2016 fiscal year the SBD awarded over $166 million to certified small businesses in Miami-Dade...Read More
What Miami-Dade Certifications Are Available For Small Businesses?
Florida Minority Business Government Programs Like the federal Small Business Association, the state of Florida enacted certification programs to provide more opportunities for small businesses. What is the Florida Certified Business Enterprise? The Florida Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) is a certification program run by the Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), a specialized team within the Division of State Purchasing. The program’s goal is to help improve business opportunities for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses. What are the Benefits of the Florida Certified Business Enterprise? The primary benefit of the CBE certification program is that the Women-, veteran- and...Read More