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Minority Certification for Your Business

This Page includes information about getting minority certification for your business in NC. These are just GENERAL Resources. The Barnes Law Firm works with many minority and women owned businesses, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help you!


If your business is owned by at least 51% by a United States citizen who is a woman, Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Native American, the federal and North Carolina governments, and state agencies all want to do business with you, minority-owned companies. If you are a minority business owner, it’s a good idea to become certified as a minority-owned business.

There are multiple paths to being certified depending on who you are hoping to work with. The best place to start is by asking the group or agency you are looking to work directly with. Beyond your specific target of a partner, here are some general resources of where to get started:


Federal Resources:


SBA Programs and Resources for Small Disadvantaged Businesses


Federal Minority Business Development agency



State of North Carolina Resources:

North Carolina Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses





National Minority Supplier Development Council