ACCESS POINT ACCELERATOR
A MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE ACCELERATOR
We concentrate on capable MBEs >$2.5MM in annual revenue in the Metrolina, Piedmont Triad, and Triangle regions of North Carolina as well as the greater mid-atlantic region. We build the supplier diversity pipelines from feasibility to post-occupancy or use of major commercial and industrial assets. Our goal is to scale firms annual revenue, capacity, and marketability as a thriving competitor and firm through discovery and connectivity to planned spend.
WE CONCENTRATE ON ALL PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT
ACCESS Center for Equity & Success provides technical assistance to minority-owned and woman-owned businesses so that they can compete more successfully for state, federal, local government, and commercial contracts.
Private sector companies and government agencies that want to pursue diversity among their supplier and customer network, seek certified minority-owned and woman-owned businesses to partner with. Certification opens the door to targeted contracting opportunities
Benefits of Being MWBE Certified
There are many benefits to obtaining an MWBE certification:
Minority-owned and woman-owned business certification gives businesses the ability to reach a broader network of customers, contracts, and resources
Access to bid opportunities listed by the certifying authority
Hiring opportunities by larger companies that are asked to meet certain criteria mandated by corporate supplier diversity initiatives
The two state agencies that can handle the certification application process for you are: North Carolina Department of Administration and the North Carolina Department of Transportation .
Federal certification is done by the Small Business Administration.