The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the country’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned by women. A Women’s Business Enterprise certification is a valuable marketing tool for small businesses  when bidding on contracts with local government.



Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification is a nationally recognized certification that remains the most widely accepted minority business designation in the private sector. An MBE must be 51% owned by one or more minorities who control the management and daily operations of the company



The NJEDA is committed to creating an environment where small businesses can thrive, and has a dedicated team that works closely with New Jersey’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, with a focus on more comprehensively assisting historically underrepresented firms and underserved communities.



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standardizes the qualifications of lift operators for basic mechanical maintenance  precautions, the regulations applicable to various work environments,  as well as the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions.




Is by the local or state government, eligibility for certification as a Small Business Enterprise varies depending on the issuer; requirements may relate to number of employees, length of time the company has been in business and the net worth of the company’s owner.