Certification/Recertification Application

Partners

Thank you to the corporations, minority businesses, and governmental organizations & agencies who partner with us annually to help us carry out our mission.

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EN·GAGE

Participate or become involved

Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge and expanding your brand. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become the fastest growing type of marketing in the United States.

Annual Partnership Opportunities

MBEs benefit from being certified with the largest national organization whose certification is recognized uniformly by Corporate America.

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CON·NECT

Bring together or into contact so that a real relationship is established

Corporate Members can request a list of MBEs in specific categories here

EMSDC can facilitate introductions between certified MBEs and corporate buyers. Request an introduction here.

GROW

Become larger or greater over a period of time

Learn about open bids from our corporate members here

Corporate Plus® is an unprecedented membership program for NMSDC-certified minority businesses of the highest caliber.

The Centers of Excellence program facilitates the development and growth of certified diverse businesses to compete and become more prepared to meet the more rigorous vendor requirements currently in use by the council member corporations. Learn More

IM·PACT

Capacity or power to have a strong effect on someone or something

Purchases from MBEs help foster jobs and economic activity in underrepresented segments of the business and customer community. Click here for the 2019 report.

Comcast Rise

If your business qualifies, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for monetary grants, marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production services, or technology services from Effectv and Comcast Business. Deadline June 17.

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A grant program supporting Hispanic entrepreneurs in partnership with Progressive® Commercial Insurance

The Driving Small Business Forward fund will provide $25,000 to ten small businesses towards the purchase of a commercial vehicle to accelerate their business. Deadline June 17.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards

Every year at The Big Week for Small Business, the Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. The 2022 Small Business of the Year award winner will receive national recognition and a $25,000 cash prize! Deadline is July 8.

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Featured Development Programs

Centers of Excellence

Our 2021 COE Program is sponsored by Aramark and facilitated through two regional councils: EMSDC and SCMSDC. The Centers of Excellence program facilitates the development and growth of certified diverse businesses to compete and become more prepared to meet the more rigorous vendor requirements currently in use by the council member corporations.

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Get in the Know: How to get NMSDC Certified

Are you a minority-owned business looking to grow their business or access new opportunities? Is your business already in the certification process and in need of assistance? Then join EMSDC for our pre-certification workshop.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week – You’re Certified, What’s Next?

Now that you are an NMSDC certified MBE, join us and participate in EMSDC’s free monthly webinar and learn how to take full advantage of your certification. This webinar is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 7, 2022

You’re Certified, What’s Next?

Now that you are an NMSDC certified MBE, join us and participate in EMSDC’s free monthly webinar and learn how to take full advantage of your certification.

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July 11, 2022

Youth & Entrepreneur Scholarship Golf Invitational

EMSDC's annual golf invitational, supports our core pillars of development and opportunity, funding Executive Education scholarships for EMSDC certified businesses, as well as supporting several organizations focused on youth. Save the Date!

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July 12, 2022

Get in the Know: How to get NMSDC Certified

Are you a minority-owned business looking to grow their business or access new opportunities? Is your business already in the certification process and in need of assistance? Then join EMSDC for our pre-certification workshop.

Learn More