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The Pace SBDC helps small businesses obtain LGBTQ+ owned business certification and leverage certification to find new customers and contract opportunities.
LGBTQ+ Owned Business Certification from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York
  • LGBTQ+ Owned Business Certification: Businesses at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more members of the LGBTQ+ community can access this certification that connects small businesses to larger organizations with supplier diversity goals. The NGLCC NY also hosts various networking, professional development, and supplier-match events throughout the year and throughout the state. 


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  • Click here to learn more about the benefits of certifying.

  • Unlike programs from the government which are free to apply to and access, this certification has an application fee. This fee is $899, but if you join the chamber (membership starts at $350), the fee is waived

  • This certification also can fast-track a business' application for NYC M/WBE Certification.

  • To get started and view a list of required documents to obtain LGBTQ+ Owned Business Certification, visit the NGLCC website.

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