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Minority Owned Business Certification

Texas SBA® enables business owners to give purchasing managers, contractors, lenders, customers, and others business partners evidence their company is owned by one of more minorities1 and is registered with Minority Owned Business Certification. Minority business owners are receiving more opportunities from government and Corporate America; greater visibility in media; and gaining leadership roles throughout society. Texas SBA® Business Certification verifies the certification status of up to 2.8 million Texas-registered companies and is the most transparent certification offered in the state of Texas.

Requirements for Minority Owned Business Certification1

Definition of Minority: Race in the United States of America is not socially defined as biological, anthropological, or genetic but is categorized by racial and national origin (or) sociocultural groups.

  • 51% or more of the company must be owned by one (1) or more people self-declaring their Race in accordance with the guidelines established by the U.S. Census Bureau ACS and Office of Management and Budget

    Any Person With Origins in Any of the Original People of:
    • Black Africa
    • Europe, the Middle East, North Africa
    • North America, Central America, South America
    • Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent
    • Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, other Pacific Islands
    • Two or More Races
  • Company must be registered in the State of Texas.
Minority Flags

Reasons for Certification

  • Establish Company Image & Reputation
  • Solicit Community & Peer Recognition
  • Exhibit Company Pride & Honor
  • Publicize Company Ownership Structure
  • Distinguish Oneself from Competitors
  • Be a Role Model for Minority Youth

Certification Package Includes

  • Texas SBA®Certification Number
  • Signed Letters of Certification
  • Certification Certificates
  • Certification Seals & Decals
  • 24-Hour Online Verification
  • 24-Hour Cellular Phone Verification

Texas SBA® Minority Owned Business Certification does not require audited financial statements; no classroom or course attendance; no minimum years in operation; and no "on-site examination" of your company's office is required. Minority Owned Business Certification is extremely beneficial for new companies, home-based businesses, established firms, or any other minority-owned organization as marketing used to generate customer interest and potential clients.

24-Hour Cellular Phone Verification

Diversity Among Fortune 500 CEOs

White = 92.6%
Latino = 3.4%
Asian = 2.4%
Black = 1%
Other = 0.6%
Texas SBA®
Minority Owned Business Certification
Status of Liberty
42% of Texas Business Owners Were Born Outside of the U.S.A.
1. Texas SBA® Terms of Service.