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Certifying your business is an important step for any small, minority, woman, veteran, disabled, or LGBT-owned business (Referred to as SMWBE) as well as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) looking to contract or sell to government entities. Getting your business certified retains the SMWBE program integrity and optimizes SMWBE participation in Bexar County contracting through an evaluation process. Certifications vary based on the level of government you are looking to do business with, what your business does, and your size, among other factors.

Bexar County accepts all certifications granted by the regional certification agencies, the State of Texas, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other private and public certification agencies. It is recommended that you obtain all certifications that apply to you and your business, as certifications play a role in determining what entities governments do business with.

Designations & Certifications

Small Business Enterprise (SBE)Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
African-American Business Enterprise (AABE)Hispanic American Business Enterprise (HABE)
Native American Business Enterprise (NABE)Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VBE)
Asian Business Enterprise (ABE)Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESBE)Asian-Pacific American Business Enterprise (ASBE)
Disabled Individual Business Enterprise (DIBE)American Indian Business Enterprise (AIBE)
SBA Program for Development of Women-Owned Businesses (8M)Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOBE)
SBA Program for Development of Small Businesses in HUB Zones (8A)Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender-Owned Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)