Listed below are some widely used designations of diversity that can be certified. Whenever possible, please provide certification; if your business is not certified, please still answer in the way you would like to represent your business.
We highly recommend certifying your business. Certifying agencies, such as those listed here, provide access to government contracts, support networks, new customers at events or on social media, and opportunities for professional development. They also offer extensive research on issues such as gender and race in business.
If you are unsure if your business meets the requirements of any of the following categories or if you have other questions, please refer to the U.S. Small Business Administration website https://www.sba.gov/.