Benefits of Obtaining Certification as a “Woman-Owned Small Business” through the Small Business Administration

Benefits of obtaining Certification as a "Woman-Owned Small Business" through the Small Business Administration

By obtaining certification as a “woman-owned small business” through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and at the state level through third-party firms, a small business that is managed and controlled by one or more women can secure a number of benefits, such as potential eligibility for grants, as well as opportunities for contracts with Federal, state, and local agencies. To obtain such certification, however, a small business must meet a number of requirements and prepare/compile various documentation to substantiate its satisfaction of such requirements as part of its application for certification. The lawyers in our Business & Finance Department regularly assist clients in obtaining certification for both women-owned and minority-owned businesses at the state and Federal level. If you would like to learn more about these services or the benefits of certification, please contact MaryJo Kishel of our Business & Finance Department via e-mail at or by phone at 570-826-5694.