DBE’s are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily operations… •What Is the DBE Certification Program? •Outline of The DBE Application Process •7 Items That Cause Applications to Be Denied •Do’s If Your Application Is Denied…… •11 Myths About the DBE Program •Questions to Ask Your DBE Consultant •Choosing the Wrong Provider Can Cost You Money •How Long Does It Take to Get DBE Certified?
DBE Interstate Certification
If you are already DBE certified in your home state and are seeking to apply for DBE certification in other states, you must provide the complete copy of your initial home state application along with all the required supporting documentation(s).
ACDBE is a program similar to the DBE program, designed to level the playing field for small businesses wishing to participate in contracting opportunities at the airport. •What’s The ACDBE Certification Program? •The Requirements For The Certification •Outline of The ACDBE Application Process •7 Items That Will Cause You to Have Your Application Automatically Denied •What to Do If Your Application Is denied •11 Myths About ACDBE Certification •How Long Does It Take To Get ACDBE Certified •Alternative Programs You Can Get Into If You Don’t Qualify For The ACDBE
Hi, I’m Jeff Cazeau with DBE Direct. For years now, I’ve been helping business owners just like you obtain government contracts with federal, state and local government entities. I am experienced in helping small, minority and women owned businesses obtain government certifications such as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification, the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program and/or other Women/Minority Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certifications through state, local and other certifying entities. I also structure joint ventures and teaming agreements to help companies successfully bid and win government contracts.
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By: Jeff Cazeau Before you begin filling out your 8(a) application, you need to register your business into a couple of databases. 1. You need to obtain your Employer Identification Number also know as your (EIN): The EIN is a permanent Tax Identification Number for your business. You will need your EIN number in order to open Read more about 8(a) Application Requirements[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau An Overview of the 8(a) Certification Process. Applying for 8(a) certification can at times seem daunting. However, if you take your time to go through the process step by step, you can successfully obtain certification. The following is an overview of the steps you must take to obtain certification: Determine your business’ North Read more about 8(a) Certification Process[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau The Purpose of the 8a business plan The Small Business Administration (SBA) requires an 8a business plan for all 8a certified business. The purpose of the 8a business plan is to help the SBA determine if your company is capable of fulfilling government contracts provided to your company. The SBA 8a business plan also helps Read more about 8a Business Plan – Form 1010C[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau Applying for 8a certification is not easy. If you follow only the rules found on the SBA’s website you are almost guaranteed to be denied. The following are some of the most common fatal mistakes we see on the SBA 8a applications we review: Mistake #1 Sign and notarize every document where indicated. Read more about 10 Mistakes 8(a) applicants Make & How to Avoid Them.[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau In late 2011, the Small Business Administration rolled out the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Programs. It had taken over a decade to realize an idea that had been first authorized by Congress in 2000. At the time, we, along with many of our clients, Read more about Why We Do Not Encourage 8(a) Applications Based on Gender Alone[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau In July, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship released a report entitled, 21st Century Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship highlighting three key areas that need improvement for women business owners: access to the federal market, access to capital, and access to business counseling and training. According Read more about U.S. Senate Addresses Major Obstacles faced by Women Business Owners[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau The Regulations that govern the ACDBE program define “Concession” to mean one or more of the following types of for-profit businesses: (1) A business, located in an airport, that is engaged in the sale of consumer goods or services to the public under an agreement with the airport, another concessionaire, or the owner or Read more about What is a Concession under the ACDBE regulations?[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau ACDBE is an acronym for Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. The ACDBE Program is similar to the DBE program in that it is a Department of Transportation (DOT) program designed to level the playing field for small businesses who wish to participate in contracting opportunities at airports. To be an ACDBE a firm Read more about What Is An ACDBE?[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulation requires that each state have a “one-stop shopping” certification process. This means firms apply to only one agency for DBE certification, and that agency’s decision is honored by all other DBE certifying agencies (see below) and all entities within the state that receive funds from the United Read more about DBE Certification New York[…]
By: Jeff Cazeau The DBE application review process Clients are often surprised when the DBE application they prepared themselves comes back denied. Often, denials can be prevented by understanding the DBE application process and what information is being reviewed and how that information will be used. Understand that there may be actions that you take as Read more about An In-Depth Look At The DBE Application Review Process.[…]