Tuesday, March 24, 2020  -  6pm - 8pm

Tuesday, March 31, 2020  -    6pm - 8pm

Tuesday, April 7, 2020  -   6pm - 8pm

Tuesday,  April 14, 2020  -  6pm - 8pm

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Suffolk County Community College - Grant Campus 
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Brentwood, NY 11717

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SCCC Entrepreneurial Assistance Center MWBE Certification Workshops  

If you are a minority and / or women-owned business interested in securing contracts with New York State Government, attend Suffolk County Community College Entrepreneurial Assistance Center's Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshops.

NYS Minority/Women Business Enterprise Certification Workshops:

March 24, 2020  - 6pm-8pm -  Overview of NYS MWBE Certification

March 31, 2020  -  6pm - 8pm - Learn How to Idenify Contract Opportunities

April 7, 2020       -   6pm - 8pm - Start MWBE Application (Hands-on)

April 14, 2020      -   6pm - 8pm - Learn How to Prepare Bid Proposals

MWBE Qualifications:

To qualify for New York State certification as a minority and/ or women-owned business enterprise (MWBE), an applicant must successfully demonstrate the following through the production of relevant documentation:

  • All firms seeking MBE, WBE or MWBE certification must be independantly owned, operated and controlled by minority members and/or women.
  • Each minority or women owner upon whom certification is based, cannot have a personal net worth exceeding $3.5 million after allowable deductions.

These are allowable deductions under the law:

  • Primary residence, or the mortgage for that residence
  • Ownership interest in the applicant firm
  • Up to $500,000 of any qualified retirement savings plan

The applicant firm cannot employ more than 300 Full Time Equivalent Employees (FTE)

The Firm must operate independently of other firms, must demonstrate it is an active business' and generally, the business must be in operation for at least one year

All applicants must have "Authority to do business in NYS" from the New York Department of State prior to submitting an application for MWBE certification

If your business meets the qualifications, click on the link below to register

 Benefits of Certification:

  • Your frim attracts new business
  • Listed on the NYS Statewide MWBE Certification Directory
  • Included in the 20% goal for MWBE participation in state contracts
  • Your firm is sought by agencies seeking contractors and subcontractors
  • Have accesss to lending and bonding programs exclusively for certified MWBE's
  • Additonal contracting opportunities through discretionary spending
  • Recieve invitations for business development: workshops, webinars, customized techical assistance for  MWBEs

Registration is Required!

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