Texas Certification Directory™ enables business owners to give purchasing managers, contractors, lenders, customers, and others business partners evidence their company is owned by one of more minorities1 and is registered with Minority Owned Business Certification.

Requirements for Minority Owned Business Certification1

51% or more of the ownership interest in the company must be by a member of a "Socially Disadvantaged Group", as defined by the Small Business Act.
 
Eligible "Socially Disadvantaged Groups" are defined as:

  • Black Americans (African Descent).
  • Hispanic Americans
    (persons with origins from Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries).
  • Native Americans
    (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians).
  • Asian Pacific Americans
    (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S.Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru).
  • Subcontinent Asian Americans
    (persons with origins from India, Pakistan,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal).
Company must be registered in the State of Texas.

 
Establish Company Image & Reputation
Solicit Community & Peer Recognition
Exhibit Company Pride & Honor
Publicize Company Ownership Structure
Distinguish Oneself from Competitors
Be a Role Model for Minority Youth

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Documentation Provided
( All Companies Receive the Following )

Texas Certification Directory™ Number
Texas Certification Directory™ Enrollment
Minority Owned Business Certificate
Minority Owned Business Certification Letter
Minority Owned Business Certification Decal

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Texas Certification Directory™ Minority Owned Business Certification does not require audited financial statements; no classroom or course attendance; no minimum years in operation; and no "on-site examination" of your company's office is required. Minority Owned Business Certification is extremely beneficial for newly established companies and home-based businesses as a marketing tool used to generate customer interest and potential clients.



1. Texas Certification Directory™ Minority Business Certification terms of service.

 
 
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