-Courtney McKenzie Newell, Founder and Chief Creative Officer
There are 9.9 million women-owned firms and 2.6 million Black or African American owned small businesses in the United States as of 2015, making them an important contributor to the economy and a massive creator of jobs.
Becoming certified as a woman-owned and/or minority-owned business, positions any Woman-Owned or MBE for targeted opportunities that level the playing field.
Doing business with a Woman-Owned, MBE counts towards the minority spending goals of top corporations, federal and state governments. Many Fortune 1000 companies in the United States have supplier diversity programs in place. These programs are specifically designed for large companies to support minority and woman owned businesses by sourcing their products and services. These companies do this in an effort to keep their businesses in line with the shifting demographic profile of our country. These companies recognize that a diverse supply base offers a competitive advantage in today’s ever changing multicultural business economy.