As a business owner, you work hard to succeed. Place your business at a competitive advantage and watch it grow when you leverage the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce's (NGLCC) LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification.
Why should you get certified?
Numbers don't lie, and the data is clear!
Opportunities exist right in our backyard!
Our Corporate Partners, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and other local governments and businesses actively seek to do business with certified LGBTBEs.
You'll be connected.
As a certified LGBTBE, you'll have access to the full network of NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, with more than 200 corporate and government partners looking to partner with certified businesses like yours. There are over 1,000 LGBTBEs representing all industries and seeking business-to-business (B2B) opportunities and strategic partnerships with other certified suppliers, like you!
LGBTBEs have staying power!
According to NGLCC's "America's LGBT Economy" Report, LGBTBEs stay in business longer than the average small business in America – over twice as long.
No matter the size of your business, you can reap the benefits of certification.
LGBTBEs range in size from sole proprietors to multinational LGBT-owned corporations with revenues in the hundreds of millions!
Consumers want to do business with LGBTBEs.
The LGBT community spends more than $917 billion every year on goods and services, and they are more than 75% likely to change brands when they know they are LGBT-inclusive. Differentiate your business in the marketplace by getting certified!
And the list goes on.
LGBTBEs can take advantage of a host of mentorship and educational opportunities to grow their business, connections to other LGBTBEs and contracting opportunities, and tools to develop valuable skills to take their business to the next level.
There are some basic criteria a business must meet to be eligible for certification.
How to get certified
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