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.
The following are cards for Prepare Your DBE Certification Application
Demonstrate Owner Disadvantaged Status
Your firm must show 51% ownership by members of a disadvantaged group.
Show that your Business is Independent and Financially Sound
You will need to provide all documentation relating to the legal incorporation and formation of your business, provide a history of any investment in your firm, and provide Federal tax returns for your business.