Month: October 2018

Disadvantaged Business Certification in the State of Florida

Although New York has one of the most robust MWBE programs in the country, it is not the only state on the Eastern seaboard to offer certifications and opportunities for disadvantaged businesses. Many states have set aside a percentage of government contracting opportunities specifically for minority and woman-owned businesses and businesses owned by veterans and […]

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Welcome to National Minority Enterprise Development Week

The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency and the National Minority Supplier Development Council are co-hosting a series of educational seminars and workshops at the NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in Austin, Texas, next week. The presentations will focus on various aspects of doing business with the federal government and include information on infrastructure development, […]

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Can DNA Prove You Are a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise?

An interesting case is unfolding in federal court in which a man who has for decades identified as white is now seeking status as minority business owner as the result of a DNA test. The man, 55-year-old Ralph Taylor, claims the test showed he is 4 percent black and 6 percent indigenous American, which should […]

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