Women Owned Business Requirements

In order to obtain the necessary certification of becoming women owned business it is important to complete the requirements. Just like any other businesses you cannot run the business without complying with the requirements set by the state.

This is the first thing to think about when planning to start such business venture.

Running a woman owned business has a lot of advantages. However, you cannot run it without the certification given by the state. On the other hand, most business owners are discouraged in starting such business. Perhaps, this is due to the lack of information and understanding the importance of the certification to the business.

Requirements in Obtaining the Certification

Obtaining for the certification of becoming women owned business enterprise is a sort of time investment. This is the important thing that business owners should understand so that they would not be discouraged to undertake the process. Before your application is processed you should provide first the complete requirements. Despite of the challenges in the processing of the application you will surely end up happy. Having a majority control over the business is one of the most important requirements in order to obtain the certification. The state requires the applicant to own at least 51 percent of the business. Aside from the ownership, the woman applicant should hold the highest position in the business and at the same time active in managing the business as well as employing the strategic direction. In this sense, as much as possible before submitting the application makes sure that you have the proof of the above mentioned requirements.

Another requirement of becoming a certified woman owned business is to become organized. Keep in mind that the processing of the certification is very arduous and being organized makes sense. In this way you can keep all the important documents in track. Likewise, it would also help to keep everything organized as early as possible when planning to apply for certification. The next requirement that you should understand is where to apply for certification. However, before applying you should decide the level of certification you want to obtain. This is because the requirement varies depending on the level of the certification.

After submitting the application for certification the applicant is required to undergo personal interview with the certification agency. Likewise, the site visit is required so that the committee will have the chance to observe the condition of the business and to verify the truthfulness of the documents submitted. The result of the visit will be added to the application documents. In case of any discrepancy there would be possibility that the application will be denied. On the other hand, getting through the challenges of the requirements set forth in obtaining certification for woman-owned business is very rewarding once it is obtained.


  • rishi said on October 6, 2012
    Dear Sir, I want to start business i.e. chemical or food related with low investment. Location of business at a town in the center of Ambala and Yamunanagar. Please advice any business with low investment. Thanks & Regards. Rishi
  • sajeena shaji said on November 16, 2012
    Dear Sir, I want to start a law investment business. Location of business at Thodupuzha (idukki dist) or Erumeli(kottayam dist). in Kerala pls advice me.
  • jaya john said on December 22, 2012
    Dear sir, I want to start a students shop in kottayam. 100 mtr distance from school and house with shop. Two school one cbse and kerala are there. pls advice shop name and ideas.
  • Meenakshi said on December 27, 2012
    Dear Sir, Myself Meenakshi Patil from Kolhapur. I want to start a business at Kolhapur. I want a business which I could be able to run from Home. and with small Investment. Please suggest me such business. I Need your help and hopefully I would get your guidance. Waiting for your positive response. Thanks. Meenakshi.
  • Merceline said on December 28, 2012
    i am in Nairobi, Kenya but would like to start onion farming in Kitale, and Mwea rice delivery in Nairobi
  • farisayi said on February 1, 2013
    Want to do layers chicken farming in harare zimbabwe. how do i rare the chickens from day old ,how do i prepare the nests
  • smitamishra said on March 11, 2013
    i am smita. i want to know own small industries. like floor mill.
  • sana said on April 3, 2013
    Dear sir, i am sana from indai, mumbai. i want to start Head spa and hair styling location is near college and university any advice pls suggest.
  • Yogendra said on June 11, 2013
    Dear Sir, I would like to open a flower boutique shop in jaipur Rajasthan .... So request you to kind suggest the way forward.. and resources.. where we can get start for the same... Please do the needful...
  • Neeraja Bhardwaj said on July 1, 2013
    Dear Sir, plz suggest small business in work at home like stitching work and any others i have 4 sisters at home and not to much income at home. so please kindly support. thanks nirja bhardwaj
  • supriya bhalerao said on August 7, 2013
    sir I want to start my own amul icecream parlour in juinagar navimumbai i want your suggestion from interior to goods supply in my shop & also state to whom i have to contact pl
  • mohini manjunath said on October 16, 2013
    I would like to open beauty parlour,or paying guest accommodation in bangalore.My budget is 3 lakhs. can u advice? I have no experience.
  • Rashmi B. said on February 19, 2014
    I would like to open beauty parlour in Bhosari Pune. My budget is 50 Thousand. can u advice? I have no experience.
  • farheena said on March 28, 2014
    hi, i want to start my own business which includes only women with a low investment. but this business is not to develop my career, wanted to give employment to those women who are unemployed. so i wanted very low investment business like making boxes, plastic bottles which also should be linked with my pharmacy degree. but not manufacturing unit or drug store. because women here are uneducated. this business should not only be means for them to earn but also to educate them simultaneously
  • chaitanya said on September 1, 2015
    I want to start Beautiparlour & Boutique also , Place in chinthal area , please suggest me how to run in this business successfully
  • jagriti charlie said on March 5, 2016
    I want to start tailoring business in my own home and low budget up to 20000.00 rs . i want to start with any company ,that company provide me some order to stich the cloth or woman wear as salwar kurti ,blause etc. this kind of company are there in chhattisghar . it can pay for my work . please give a right direction do this kind of business.


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