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TN Diversity Business Enterprise Certification Lunch and Learn

Wed 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

Minority Business Enterprise, Women Business Enterprise, Disabled Business Enterprise, Service-Disabled Veteran owned and Small Business Enterprises In general, to be eligible for the State of Tennessee’s Diversity Business Enterprise program and be certified as Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Persons with Disabilities (DSBE), Service-Disabled Veteran (SDVBE) or Small Business Enterprise (SBE), persons must be a U.S. Citizen and resident in the State of Tennessee. Out-of-state firms may receive certification through reciprocity from their home state. Eligible businesses seeking certification as a Minority Business Enterprise, Woman Business Enterprise, Persons with Disabilities or a Service-disabled Veteran owned business must be independently owned and operated and must also prove that at least 51% of the business is owned and controlled by a minority, a person of female gender, a disabled individual or service-disabled owned veteran within the meaning of T.C.A. §12-3-1102(2), (5), (7), (8) and (10) and related guidelines. Applicants seeking certification as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) must meet with the eligibility guidelines for a small business as established Senate Bill 170 which states in paragraph 12-3-1102 (5) Small Business means “a business that is a continuing, independent, for profit business which performs a commercially useful function with residence in this state and has total gross receipts of no more than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) averaged over a three-year period and employs no more than ninety-nine (99) persons on a full-time basis.” For more information visit the website at

Speaker(s): Veronica Clark, TN Procurement Technical Assistance Center Counselor

Fee: No Cost

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Martin, TN  38237