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Being certified in your trade can give you an unparalleled advantage when being considered for contracting opportunities.  Don’t let your lack of certifications hinder your business growth.If you’re looking for increased opportunities to do business with local, state and federal government; as well as, with major corporations, you should explore becoming certified by each applicable agency.

Select from the topics below to find the most valuable certifications for your business.</ b>

Charlotte Mecklenburg BLACK CHAMBER of Commerce helps its member companies prepare for the certification process, access opportunities to network with prime contractors and be informed when government and private-sector RFPs are made available. Visit them onlineto learn more or join today.

CPCC’s Small Business Center offers a free seminar that will give you an insider’s look into what it takes to win a contract, starting with responding to the Request for Proposal (RFP). In this course, you’ll see samples of successful submissions and learn how to better write and submit a proposal. Register now for “Responding to RFPs, RFQs, and ITBs”!

The CPCC Small Business Center offers a free seminar and webinar in partnership with the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina to provide an overview of Certifications available for local business. Browse their current course schedule here.

Other courses offered by CPCC’s Small Business Center include Government Contracting 101, Developing a Capability Statement and Doing Business with Mecklenburg County. Visit them online to register!

The SBA helps small businesses find contracting opportunities, register their businesses, apply forHUBZone status and much more. Get the contracting resources you need through the SBA.

CVMSDC offers certification services to help Charlotte’s Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) grow and succeed. To become a Certified MBE, or to see if you qualify, visit http://cvmsdc.org/.