Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification

To qualify for the SDVOSB program, your business must: a)Be a small business according to SBA’s size standards; b)Be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans; c) Have one or more service-disabled veterans manage day-to-day operations who also make long-term decisions; d) Eligible veterans must have a service-connected disability.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification

The criteria for self-representing as an DBE include that the company should be 51% owned and controlled by one or more disadvantaged individuals, the disadvantaged individual(s) and must be either socially or economically disadvantaged.

Small Business Enterprise Certification

The criteria for self-representing as an SBE include that the company should be 51% owned and controlled by one or more disadvantaged individuals, the disadvantaged individual(s) must be either socially or economically disadvantaged and the company must be defined as small according to SBA’s size standards for each business’s respective industry.

Supplier Clearinghouse Certification

To qualify firms must be majority-owned by minorities, women, and/or LGBT individuals.  They also are managed and controlled on a daily basis by minorities, women, and/or LGBT individuals. Finally, these firms are considered an independent business.

US Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Every member of the US Small Business Chamber of Commerce gains access to the services of the Department of Publications.

Houston Regional Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Made up of all Veteran & Military Spouse owned businesses, Veterans, First Responder Owned Businesses, Veteran Service Organizations & Nonprofits, Passionate Patriot-owned businesses, Government Agencies, and local Corporate Sponsors. Joining together in the spirit of collaboration to do greater work together in the community to make an even greater impact for generations to come.

NMSDC MBE Certified

Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned, managed and controlled. For the purposes of NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, or Hispanic. For Native Americans, a tribal card and a blood degree certificate are required. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of document reviews, screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members. Must be a for profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its trust territories. Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).

National Veteran Business Development Council

We are the nation’s original third party authority for certification of veteran owned businesses of all sizes and the corporations wanting to engage them. The NVBDC is a reliable non-governmental 3rd party source for certified Serviced Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB/VOB). The NVBDC supports SDVOB/VOBs to engage with industry and governmental organizations. The NBVDC is the certification body for SDVOB/VOBs to ensure that credible documentation exists of a business’ Veteran status, ownership and control.

The NVBDC certifies all sizes of SDVOB/VOBs. The NVBDC provides these services to our Veteran Owned businesses and works with Industry to support their strategic initiatives by following the Billion Dollar Roundtable Supplier Diversity Best Practices manual.

Greater Houston Black Chamber

Holding true to their mission to both secure and retain a broad and diverse base of members that reflect the culture of the Greater Houston community, and provide financial and volunteer resources to implement the Chamber’s initiatives.