Certification workshop offered for women-owned businesses

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Women business owners looking for an edge to win contracts with government organizations and corporations should attend a workshop presented by the Women’s Business Development Center-Minnesota (WBDC-MN) titled “Is WBE Certification Right for You?”

National in scope and issued by a third-party agency, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification is recognized by more than a thousand major corporations and government agencies in the U.S. Learn if your woman-owned business is positioned to benefit from WBE certification.

Among other requirements, certified businesses must at least 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by a woman or women. Once certified, business owners can benefit from the WBDC’s Established Business Program designed to help them leverage their certification and seek out and win new corporate and government contracts.


The event will be held on Wednesday, May 21, from noon to 2 pm at Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd., in Minneapolis. Cost to attend the workshop is $20. Registration is required at http://goo.gl/OwOie7. With questions, contact WBDC-MN at nfedoro va@wbdc.org or 612-259-6584.