Certification Consulting

Providing Support Services to Minority and Women Owned Businesses - WBEs, MBEs & DBEs

We help small businesses choose the right certifications...

Experience is a very long and expensive teacher. ready to shorten the learning curve? 

Are you ready to breakthrough and get to the next level?

If you want to take advantage of the many private and public programs specifically created to help women and minority-owned businesses, your business needs to choose the right certification.

Start with 10 Certifications that Can Help You Win More Business and identify which certification will be best for your business.   Already certified? Start with 5 Strategies to Leverage Your DBE Certification & Win More Business. Next step, LinkedIn For Leaders: How Certified Businesses Can Leverage LinkedIn to Win More Business because yes, you do need to leverage social media.

After reviewing the courses in the training library, we offer a free 15 minute consulting session, where I will answer questions and provide guidance. I’ll also spell out the terms and requirements for eligibility, so you can get an idea of which certification will benefit your company the most.  If you'd like to discuss your situation longer than 15 minutes, there will be a consulting fee.

It's time to level the playing field.

Which certification is right for you? It depends.

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • HUBZone
  • Section 3 Business
  • 8(a) Program
  • Certain government contracts state that Prime companies must award a percentage of their contracts to businesses owned by disadvantaged (DBE's) and minority (MBE's) companies.
  • Corporate Supplier Diversity programs encourage the use of minority-owned, women owned, veteran owned, LGBT-owned [1], service disabled veteran owned, historically underutilized business.
  • The federal government prefers to contract with small businesses whenever possible. Contracting officials can use set-aside and sole-source contracts to help their agencies meet their small business contracting goals.



What Our Clients Say

Montina is a real person with extensive experience in her field. She answered all my questions in full detail and set me on the right path. I’m glad I made the call and I will be in contact with her regarding other business matters. Highly recommended.

Prince Mbadiwe

I have followed Montina Young for years learning and growing from her expert business advice and gleaning for the gems she has laid down. Our discussion leads me to not only possible avenues to obtaining funding but new ideas on streamlining my product. Everyone will benefit from making an appointment for a business call. She is awesome!

Dalis Wilson

The call I had with Montina was priceless. I definitely benefited from her wealth of knowledge and professionalism. The advice she provided was full of actionable steps that provided a real time roadmap for me to leave the call and take immediate action that I know will be beneficial for my business. I’m convinced it would have taken me weeks to navigate through things Montina walked me through in 30 minutes. I’m forever grateful.

"Stacey McSwine"

I had a wonderful conversation with Montina. She listened, provided realistic recommendations, shared a plethora of resources, and was open to sharing her experiences. I also admire her passion to see you succeed. I look forward to working with Montina as I grow my business.

"Althea Gauvin"

Montina’s insight is priceless! If you’re a new business owner trying to navigate uncharted waters or a seasoned owner with a wealth of experience. Her advice is clear, concise, and informative to taking your business to the next level.

She’s the real deal. Her information is so beneficial, you can apply it to your venture immediately after the call.

“ Ashley Brice ”

I admire Montina passion to see you win. She shared some very important information. She listened and shared her success. She is real and ready to help.

“Kimberly McGruder”