Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business certification can increase opportunities

minority_insiderIf your company has Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business, MWESB, certification in Oregon, you already know that it can help you stand out to potential customers, particularly for commercial and government projects. You may not know that you can include this certification in your trade ally listing on Energy Trust’s website.

Customers can search Energy Trust’s trade ally listings and narrow the list to show trade allies with MWESB certification. This gives Energy Trust customers the ability to quickly find MWESB-certified trade allies that meet their selection criteria. Municipal and state project owners often look for contractors that hold this free certification to include in their pool of eligible candidates. Also, residential programs, like Enhabit, also take MWESB certification into consideration when selecting participating contractors.

To find out if your company is eligible for this free certification, contact the Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity. They can help provide more detail and helpful tips, and offer an online certification process.

If you are a trade ally with MWESB certification, check your trade ally listing to ensure the certification is displayed on Energy Trust’s website. If it’s not indicated in your listing, contact Ashley Prentice, Energy Trust trade ally project manager, to update your listing.