Business Lab

WBENC Certification

Certification is an invaluable business tool for women-owned businesses, but it’s just a starting point. Learn how you can maximize your WBENC Certification to achieve the most benefit for your business and bottom line. The WBENC Certification Circuit will cover the ins and outs of the WBENC network and feature insights experts in certification, business matchmaking, and more.


Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)

The most successful WBEs say engaging in the WBENC network both regionally and nationally is key to getting the most out of certification. Hear from experts from across the country on how to best take advantage of opportunities and resources through your RPO and WBENC.

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

For WBEs, MatchMaker meetings provide an incredible opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from major corporations and government entities to discover potential business opportunities. Learn how to make the most out of this opportunity, including tips on optimizing your profile, preparing for meetings, and mastering follow-up.

Recertification Process: Dos and Don’ts

To maintain their certification, WBEs are required to recertify the company on an annual basis, but some see this as a time-consuming task. Come hear from the experts. Learn the importance of recertification and what to do to streamline your application submission and take time out of your process.


Navigating the Network: 1:1 Coaching Sessions

Ready to get more engaged within the WBENC network but not sure where to start? Sit down with an experienced WBE who is very engaged in our network to get personalized advice on how you can make the most out of certification and the available opportunities and resources.


Manage Your WBENCLink2.0 Profile

Review your WBENCLink2.0 Profile and receive assistance from certification experts (WBENC/RPO Staff) on how to ensure your profile accurately details your company’s capabilities to make your business more attractive for contracting opportunities.

WBEs will be encouraged to print their profile to discuss possible updates with a Certification expert (WBENC/RPO staff).