Building Coalition Through Certifications.

At ByBlack, we recognize that people and our businesses are diverse and can identify under multiple identity-based groups. We want your business to get certified across all minority certifications that you qualify for!

What Certification Agencies Do We Partner With

ByBlack is proud to partner with leading & nationally accepted supplier diversity certification agencies to create reciprocal programming that helps to drive equity, contract eligibility and access to capital for your business.

NMSDC

Certification Type: Minority-Owned

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

NMSDC is the longest running business organization broadly dedicated to supporting systematically excluded communities of color. As of 2023, ByBlack and NMSDC partnered through an MOU to ensure all Black-owned businesses can access the resources of each organization in more efficient ways.

USPAACC

Certification Type: Minority-Owned

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)

USPAACC is the largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans across the business landscape. In 2023, ByBlack began working to identify business with dual identities and minority status that could benefit from each organization’s relationships and resources.

NGLCC

Certification Type: LGBTQ-Owned

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

NGLCC is the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBTQ-owned businesses. Since 2021, ByBlack has taken steps to enable business owners can identify and benefit from strategic connections to NGLCC for new business opportunities and corporate connections.

WBENC

Certification Type: Woman-Owned

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

WBENC is the gold standard for woman-owned businesses that connects them with purchasing decision-makers from major corporations and government entities. ByBlack makes sure to direct Black women-owned businesses to advocates and tools powered by our partners in this regard.

NaVOBA

Certification Type: Veteran-Owned

National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

NaVOBA promotes, supports and connects Veteran-Owned businesses nationwide, empowering entrepreneurs through advocacy, education, and networking. As a key voice in the Veteran business community, NaVOBA advances economic opportunities. It trademarked the “Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise®” and “Certified Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprise®,” exclusively certifying VBEs/SDVBEs for the private sector.

How Do We Partner with Other Certifying Agencies

  • Advocate for common economic interests that will address and promote governmental policies related to business and economic growth for minority businesses.
  • Connect by forming a strategic partnership to promote minority business enterprises (MBEs) both domestically and internationally by fostering innovative approaches to address business growth in the global marketplace as a united front.
  • Certify more Black businesses through increased cooperation and support of the ByBlack program, which generates a pipeline of corporate-ready certified Black businesses with the purpose of creating and growing intergenerational wealth in Black communities.
  • Develop joint events, programs, seminars, workshops, meetings, and discussions to create opportunities for commerce-driven activity.

How Can a Business Utilize Multiple Certifications?

Showcase on corporate capability statements and corporate assets.
Ensure ease of use in the certification process
Avoid duplication of applicable documents for certification
Provide access to a new certification designation using the same documentation
Stack qualifications in teaming agreements to increase marketability
Improve eligibility for financial assistance in the form of low interest loans, grants and other fiduciary benefits.
Increase access to set-aside government contracting opportunities
Gain ability to subcontract on large projects that are required to source work from small businesses that qualify under certain social economic statuses
Leverage the strength of two organizations to provide access to supplier diversity contracting opportunities