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The Barnes Law Firm is proud to work with many minority and women owned businesses. Over the past few years, the number of these businesses has grown, and both public and private entities are anxious to partner with these companies to aid in their growth. If 51% of a business is owned by a United States citizen who is a woman, Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Native American; that business may have in advantage in contracting and other business partnerships.

We often get asked how to become minority certified, or how to take advantage of these benefits, so we have compiled a list of resources. Click here to see the resources for getting Minority Certification for Your Business in North Carolina.


The Barnes Law Firm, PLLC, is a North Carolina-based boutique law firm focused on serving startup, franchise and established businesses throughout the Triangle region and the state at large. The firm was founded in 2011 by Houston Barnes, an attorney and business strategy consultant with a diverse legal and business background, including consulting for large organizations and serving as counsel for a number of startup entrepreneurial and emerging growth businesses. The Barnes Law Firm serves businesses in various sectors including technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, retail and small business, and franchises. Its practice areas include corporate formation and startups, general business and corporate law, real estate, licensing and corporate partnering, corporate counseling, government relations and more. Additionally, The Barnes Law Firm works with clients as business partners, helping companies succeed in all areas of business development ranging from inception to growth and expansion. For more information about The Barnes Law Firm, visit http://www.barneslawnc.com.

By: Houston Barnes