lgbtbe certification information
LGBT Business Enterprises Certification
By becoming a certified LGBTBE, businesses are able to build relationships with America’s leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Certified LGBTBEs are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBT business community through our internal, proprietary database. In turn, LGBTBEs have access to over 160 contacts with corporate representatives and supplier diversity professionals to begin building strategic relationships and making preparations to meet face-to-face with them at NGLCC matchmaking and networking events, which are held across the country throughout the year. Certified LGBTBEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools following one year.
HOW DO I CERTIFY MY BUSINESS?
WHY SHOULD I CERTIFY MY BUSINESS?
OUR NETWORK IS READY TO DO BUSINESS
As an LGBTBE, you’ll have access to the full network of NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which features more than 200 corporate and government partners expressly looking to do business with certified LGBTBEs. Plus, our 1000+ LGBTBEs cut across all industries, from construction to apparel to technology to professional services, and are seeking B2B opportunities and strategic partnerships with other LGBTBEs like you!
LGBTBEs STAY IN BUSINESS LONGER
Thanks to increased resources and opportunities, certified LGBTBEs stay in business longer than the average American small business – over twice as long, according to NGLCC’s “America’s LGBT Economy” Report.
LGBTBE CERTIFICATION SCALES WITH YOUR BUSINESS
Certification can benefit your business at any size. Our LGBTBEs range from sole proprietors to multinational LGBT-owned corporations, with revenues in the hundreds of millions!
THE LGBT CONSUMER IS LOOKING FOR YOU
The LGBT community spends more than $917 billion every year on goods and services, and they are more than 75% likely to changes brands when they know they are LGBT inclusive. Stand out as a go-to supplier in your community by advertising your LGBTBE certifcation.