Our SBDC has a dedicated program, including one-on-one assistance by professionals who understand your needs...
What do we do?
We assist companies and entrepreneurs in the following areas:
-Spanish language counseling and assistance with translation to English
-Knowledgeable and assisting with Woman-Minority Business Enterprise certification
-Assistance with governmental contracting
-SBA 8(a) Minority Program assistance
1) The cadillac of minority certifications is the SBA 8(a) where contracts can be doled out by the government agencies involved. This requires two years experience, and is for disadvantaged ethnic minorities. (Women are not ethnic minorities, which is a common misconception.) The SBA website has a master page for all thecertification or Business Development sites at:
2) The Woman Owned and Disadvanced Woman Owned Certification programs are separate, and also done through SBA. Right now the process is "self" guided, and involves getting registered in CCR and ORCA and doing a self certification. The website for that is at:SBA Woman-owned Certification Programs
3) Also, there is a Small Business or SBE certification with City of Phoenix, and their application is atCity of Phoenix Small Business Certification Program
4) ADOT (AzDBE) also has a certification, with information atADOT Certification Program