What Does It Mean To Be A Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)?

The first thing that it means is that it requires a lot of work to be certified by the state of TN.  Lots and lots of paperwork and an onsite visit by the Office of Diversity to inspect your corporate books and answering a lots of questions.  Does it mean that you are automatically going to be business because of WBE status.  Not at all, you still have to work at selling, estimating and when you do receive a contract, it means giving a quality product and great customer service. It also means that you will be listed on the Governor’s Diversity list of vendors, so that when companies are looking for a certified WBE company, it will be easy to find.  My second biggest customer found me on the Governor’s Diversity list and we have been printing for them for years. Is it worth all the work?  I think it is and I am working on getting certified in other states.

Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. is a 100% women owned business located in Knoxville.  We offer graphic design, with three designers on staff, both digital and offset printing, and direct mail services, including high speed matching inserting, list acquisition, high speed addressing and much more.

Phyllis Burns – phyllis@burnsmp.com

865 584-2265

http://www.burnsmp.com

 

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