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NWBOC Certification

We are pleased to inform you that NWBOC has certified Kush Painting Co., as a woman owned and woman controlled business. Their decision was made per the standards and procedures of the National Women Business Owners Corporation, the first national certifier of women business enterprises. 

NWBOC History

More than twenty years ago, NWBOC became the first organization to create a national certification program for women-owned businesses. Yet, the platform it developed is much more than a certification – it is a powerful network of resources for business development and access to new opportunities. NWBOC helps its certified members to scale, become more sustainable – and ultimately more procurement ready – to do business with government and private sectors.

NWBOC was created in response to research conducted by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

The research revealed that a large number of corporate and government agencies were not recognizing the benefits of contracting with women-owned businesses.

NAWBO conducted another study to see if corporations would be interested in developing a certification opportunity for women. As a result, in 1995, NWBOC was established with help from an IBM sponsorship and input from more than 700 public and private sector professionals.

After great success with the WBE (woman business enterprise) certification, NWBOC launched a program for veteran-owned businesses that embraced the same mission, focus and standards as the platform for women. The announcement was made in 2013 on Veterans Day to honor men and women of service by supporting their businesses.

NWBOC continues to expand its resources. It is a third party certifier for MBE (minority business enterprise), WOSB (woman-owned small business), and EDWOSB (economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business) certifications.

To find out more or to apply for certification click here.

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