Quiz: Is Certification Right for Me?

There are many benefits to being certified, but certification may not be the best option for every business. This short self-assessment quiz can help you determine if your business would benefit from WBE certification:

Typically, only corporations, retail, and government entities request certification, however, some government entities may mandate that you have their “in house” certification.

Corporate, retail, and government contracts tend to be larger than contracts to which many small businesses are accustomed. Your business must be able to deliver on larger contracts.

A key step in the Certification process is an analysis of proprietary documents to determine the eligibility of your business. NOTE: All information and documents submitted by your business are reviewed by members of a trained Certification Review Committee, which signs WBENC’s Non-Disclosure Agreement. All company proprietary documents and information are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Hundreds of major U.S. corporations and federal, state and local government entities recognize WBENC certification. A benefit provided to WBENC-certified women business enterprises (WBEs) is access to WBENC’s current list of supplier diversity and procurement executives.

Thousands of WBENC-certified WBEs compete for business and do business with each other, as well. Those that are most successful develop a marketing and sales strategy targeting corporations, retail, and government agencies that need their product or service. They also take advantage of the formal and informal business opportunities provided by Astra and WBENC at the regional and national level.

If you believe WBENC Certification is right for your business, Astra encourages you take full advantage of the programs, services, and events that have been designed to give your company access to business opportunities.