Are you a minority, woman, veteran or service-disabled veteran starting or currently running a business in Pennsylvania? If so, your business may be eligible for classification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE), or Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE). Classification as one of these types of business enterprises allows a company to receive assistance from the State of Pennsylvania in the procurement of Commonwealth projects. In addition, your company will become a part of the existing and growing network of minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.
In order to receive these and other benefits, your company must apply to register with the Commonwealth. The application process can be daunting – it requires applicants to submit a substantial amount of information, including supporting documentation, related to the business and each of its owners, members, or shareholders. If you’re thinking about registering as a MBE, WBE, VBE or SDVBE, and need assistance preparing and filing your application, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at Stark & Stark for a consultation.