WMBE Business Certification

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Woman Owned Business Certification

  • Marie Rachelle, 10 years as a freelance social media manager, content writer, and PR specialist, now Founder of Convergence Coworking, speaker and marketing consultant
  • Advantages to being a WMBE
  • Requirements to apply
  • How to apply
  • Where to seek help
  • Opportunities as a WMBE
  • Summary: becoming a WMBE can be advantageous to you and your freelance business if you plan to work on government contracts or apply for grants. It can be tedious, so ensuring you’re going to utilize the certification vs. time needed to apply is important. Overall, being a WMBE is something to be proud of – also see Veteran Owned Business Certification and LGBT Business Enterprise certification.

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