The Importance of Being WBENC Certified
In this day and age, you need something to set your business apart from others. If your business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women, you can apply to be certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Being WBENC certified comes with a numerous amount of benefits such as invitations to exclusive networking opportunities, signature events, and immense growth for your business.
“It opens doors to new business opportunities and provides access to hundreds of potential corporate and government clients, as well as a network of thousands of fellow entrepreneurs.” -Pamela Prince-Eason, WBENC President and CEO.
Since the 1950s, companies that supply the Federal government with goods and services have been required by law to have a supplier diversity program or initiative, which being a woman-owned business qualifies as being a part of. In addition, the Huffington Post reported that the U.S. government has set a goal of 5% of all contracts be specifically with women-owned businesses. This can provide a reliable source of income to these businesses struggling to survive in the male-dominated business world.
blueStone Staffing has been WBENC certified since 2015, resulting in annual growth rates of 25% and a significant number of new clients. Even though it is a long and tedious process, the benefits of certification outweigh the work required to complete it.
“To be a part of this community that celebrates diversity and women in the workplace is an honor.”- Rebecka Kruk, President and CEO of blueStone Staffing.
If you believe your company qualifies as a woman-owned business apply here and discover the endless possibilities this membership has to offer!