State Certification Benefits
Although state certifications range in eligibility requirements, the benefits of securing a certification within your state are all very similar.
Above all else, State Certifications will give your business a leg up in State, Local, and Municipal spending.
State Certifications also give firms access to purchasing networks that otherwise cannot be utilized. For the most part, an average entity can’t sell to corporate or nationally known companies. These giant corporations are often required to feature supplier diversity programs. These programs will give a percentage of their spending to certain State Certified companies just like yours.
More benefits of state certifications include:
- Listed in National Supplier Databases
- Training and educational programs exclusive to Women-owned businesses
- Networking opportunities
- Connections with buyers looking to meet subcontracting goals
- Access to purchasing agents
- Mentorship programs
Extra benefits can be seen based on the Certification you receive in your respective state.