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Discovering the VBE/SDVBE Certification
As a Veteran-Owned Business, you have many options to improve your business via a Certification with Federal, State, or Local Government agencies.
A Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) or a Service Disable Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE) are state-level designations for small businesses 51% owned and operated by a United States Veteran.
Receiving a VBE/SDVBE Certification will provide you access to purchasing networks to which you would otherwise not be able to sell your products/services.
Each year, Statewide Government agencies and Fortune 1000 corporations spend billions of dollars on products and services they utilize. Becoming VBE/SDVBE certified will give you a leg up in securing some of that spending.
VBE/SDVBE Certification Benefits
The VBE and SDVBE state-level certificates offer more accessible qualification criteria than their Federal counterpart, the VOSB Certificate. This is ideal for businesses that do not yet meet the requirements for Federal work.
Outside of Government spending, corporate or nationally known companies cannot sell to average small businesses thanks to strict regulations. However, your entity will be granted that access with a Veteran-Business Enterprise Certification.
- Connection to large State Government agencies
- Listed in National Supplier Databases
- Training and educational programs exclusive to Veteran-owned businesses
- Networking opportunities
- Spending goals of top corporations
- Relationships with buyers looking to meet subcontracting goals
- Access to purchasing agents
- Mentorship programs
The minimum requirements to receive a Service Disabled or Veteran Business Enterprise Certification are as follows:
A United States Veteran must own or control:
- 100% of the assets of a sole proprietorship
- at least 51% of the equity interests in a partnership
- at least 51% of the aggregate of all stock outstanding
- at least 51% of the membership interests in a limited liability company
- 100% of the control of a sole proprietorship
- at least 51% of the control of a general partnership
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What GSE Can Do for Veterans Interested in Certification
Veterans in the United States deserve extensive support and assistance for their duty and sacrifices in protecting their country.
The VBE/SDVBE Certifications were developed to assist those who have served our country bravely in being more successful in the business industry.
If you’re looking to get your business Certified, GSE proudly offers expert support services to assist Service-Disabled entities with registration, certification, and contract updates. To see if your business qualifies, contact us at any time.
From our Clients:
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