Forty-two small business owners joined in July 8 to listen to Dr Pamela Williamson, CEO of WBEC-West (Women’s Business Enterprise Council) talk about the process of applying to be certified as Minority Owned Small Business (MOSB) which includes Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Veteran’s Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). Dr Williamson was joined by Wayne Wong, Director of Hawaii Small Business Development Center – Maui who shared important SBA details and resources.
The webinar was the second in a series presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) with support of County of Maui. MEDB is collaborating with SBA and the WBEC to introduce local businesses to networking platforms that hold the potential to for new business opportunities.
Businesses can get certified as being a 51% owned and operated (Minority, Women, Veteran) in order to qualify for special consideration in government and private contracts and to participate in a sponsor company’s Vendor Diversity program. Companies like Disney, Intel, AT&T, Major League Baseball, and MGM all have requirements to include a certain percentage of purchases from Vendors of Diversity.
You can watch the replay here:
WBEC-West website https://wbec-west.com/
SBA Slide Deck – resources and links provided by SBA
View replay of the kickoff presentation of the Women in Business Seminar Series