As a small business there is a plethora of information for a variety of certifications one may be eligible for based on a specific status. There are woman owned, veteran owned, minority owned, LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) owned, HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Zone and disadvantaged owned statuses. So many options which can seem daunting. There is so much paperwork to be filled out and one's life is put under a microscope to justify why that population is deserving of the certification. Though all of it is time intensive and at times upsetting, it's worth accumulating each certification. It allows a small business to get put ahead of the crowd to bid on contracts. Statistics will tell you that the small business world is driving the economy and providing the most jobs AND we work the hardest to keep all the balls in the air to grow. So take advantage of each certification for which you are eligible. AdNet is proud to be certified as a MBE/DBE, LGBTE and WBE. Are you certifiable??