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Your multicultural and diverse-owned business could benefit from certification, and M&T Bank can help you apply.

How to get minority-owned business certification

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is one of several organizations that offer multicultural and diverse-owned business certification. In the case of the NMSDC and other organizations, an individual owner must be at least 25% Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic or Native American to qualify as a minority owner. Getting certified could mean easier access to federal, state, local and corporate contracts. The benefits also include access to networking events, consulting services, entrepreneurship coaching and more. If you have questions about how to get certified as a multicultural and diverse-owned business, M&T Bank can help. We have resources and support for businesses like yours interested in certification.

How do I join NMSDC?

The process to join NMSDC includes an application, a review of your business, payment of a certification fee (amount varies by location) and extensive onboarding to help you learn about the benefits available to your business. Many government agencies and private companies set aside a portion of their contract budgets for multicultural and diverse-owned businesses to promote diversity. Certification could help you secure contracts that grow your business.

Let our experience helping multicultural and diverse-owned businesses pay off for you. Schedule an appointment with your local M&T branch.

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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.