The End of Self-Certification in SBA ED/WOSB Set-Aside Program

Four years ago, the Small Business Adminstration (SBA) implemented the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program with the goal of awarding 5% of every federal department’s prime contracts budget to qualifying WOSBs in industries women are underrepresented or substantially underrepresented. In 2015, the SBA claims its program finally reached the 5% goal.  But did it?  More specifically, are the WOSBs … Read more

What’s the big deal about being a certified woman-owned, minority-owned or disadvantaged business?

In short, the big deal is better opportunity.  Diversity business certifications, such as MBE and WBE, are valuable because they permit certified businesses to bid on exclusive contracts to provide goods or services to large or publicly-traded corporations and federal, state, and local governments.  Depending on the bid requirements, these contracts are otherwise unavailable for … Read more

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