Certification should be viewed like any other investment that
a business owner makes in an effort to drive growth.


Typically the certification process will require you to submit corporate documents (articles of incorporation, by laws, stock certificates), financial documents (tax returns, corporate
financials, corporate bank statements), and demonstrate that the owner seeking certification exercises independent control over the management of the company. This process will usually take between 60-90 days after a complete application has been submitted.


Our Certification partner, Horizon Consulting, is headed by Ayenew Biru.   Horizon Consulting, provides comprehensive certification assistance, from initial certification, recertifications, expansion of commodity codes, annual no change reporting requirements to appeals of denials. Ayenew has assisted clients nationwide with MBE/WBE/DBE/ACDBE, Veteran/Disabled Owned, HubZone and SBA 8(a) certifications.  


Ayenew previously served as a Certification Compliance Officer with the City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services where he was responsible for reviewing certification applications, representing the City at various vendor outreach events and was instrumental in developing policies designed to streamline the certification process.

Certification can be a sound strategy to help expand your business.  To get started, complete the form below.