To become DBE-Certified, you must prove ownership, meet size standards, show financial stability, and be a member of a socio-economically disadvantaged group. The application can seem long and complex, and it examines your business and personal finances. You will need to answer a series of questions, submit forms, and host a site inspection.
It’s a thorough process but do not be discouraged! For many businesses the DBE certification is a crucial part of their growth, opening doors to new opportunities.