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Certifications – Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Pamela Smith, Owner and Managing Member of PTS Compliance Consulting. PTS Compliance Consulting, based in Belleville Michigan, focusses on providing certification documentation review for women and minority businesses with corporations that possess initiatives for supplier diversity. Pamela discusses how companies can qualify for their certifications, what the benefits of certifications are, and how to navigate the business world as a minority or women certified company.

Episode Highlights:

  • Pamela gained expertise working with the Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) is another third-party certification that provides assistance
  • What are the criteria for the WBE and the MBE certifications
  • How do certifications help a business stand out from their competitors
  • What are some other certifications that businesses can get
  • The certification fees based on a company revenue
  • Certifications don’t guarantee you automatic business
  • Why is so much information required during the certification process
  • How should the independence portion of your business be established
  • How should businesses handle site visits during the certification process
  • Suppliers talk and negative news spreads fast
  • You don’t just walk up to people in networking events and hand them business cards
  • People do business with people they trust and like
  • What information do you need to qualify for federal business contracts
  • Which different locations has Pamela Smith served clients
  • What should you know before you renew your certifications
  • Pamela Smith is also available to home-based businesses

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Felicia G. Harris
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This Podcast will provide you with the latest human resources trends whether you only do business in your home state or across the United States. You will be able to call in and talk with human resources professionals about the issues that keep you up at night, and more importantly, hear best practices from other business owners that have been in your shoes



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