Certification can mean opportunities for your woman-owned business

M&T Bank can help you access benefits available to women entrepreneurs.

How do I get my woman-owned business certified?

Many government agencies and private companies award a portion of their contracts to businesses owned and operated by women. But to access those contracts, as well as a range of additional benefits that include educational opportunities and a support network, your business needs to be certified as woman-owned. The largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the United States is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). M&T can help you with the application process and other questions you may have about how to obtain WBE certification.

WBENC certification requirements

If your business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and managed by a woman or women, you can become WBENC certified. Certification requires a business to undergo a thorough vetting process that includes a site visit and business documentation. M&T has resources and support for woman-owned businesses seeking certification.

Let our experience helping women entrepreneurs pay off for you. Schedule an appointment with your local M&T branch.


Multicultural-Owned Entrepreneurs

Our resources can help you make sure you get the support and financial products that are right for your business. Learn more about minority-owned business entrepreneurs.

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This article is for informational purposes. It is not designed or intended to provide financial, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice since such advice always requires consideration of individual circumstances. Please consult with the professionals of your choice to discuss your situation.