Certification Assistance

Certification Assistance Workshop is a course where attendees can learn about the state certification. During this workshop, participants will learn about eligibility requirements and a review of the application process. In addition, businesses will learn how to connect with state contracting opportunities and other benefits of becoming certified.


This Virtual Workshop is for small, minority and women-owned businesses seeking to provide goods and services to state and local government agencies and public educational institutions.

Participant's firm must be a for-profit, operating for at least two (2) years, interested in learning how to grow their business, interested in learning about the benefits of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification, seeking to fulfill minority participation goals on government contracts and questions about the application process.

Virtual Workshop Date:

Date: 18 November 2020
10:00-11:00 a.m.


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Minority Business Loan Mobilization Guaranty Program

The Minority Business Loan Mobilization Guaranty Program helps Arkansas state-certified minority businesses with loan guarantees from $10,000 up to $100,000.

Attend this free workshop to learn how to obtain funding through the Minority Business Loan Mobilization Guaranty Program when starting a state-funded or other approved project and how it can help your Arkansas State Certified Business grow. Attendees will learn who is eligible for the program and will receive valuable assistance with the application process.


Minority Business Enterprise that is Arkansas State Certified or working toward certification.


Date: TBD
2:00-4:00 p.m.
1 Commerce Way, Bldg#4, Hope Room on the second floor
Complimentary parking is available.



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Minority and Women-Owned Business Resources