Gaining certification as a DBE may open opportunities for your business. A DBE is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is a for-profit business in which an economically or socially disadvantaged individual owns over half of the interest of an organization, manages daily business operations, and controls management. A disadvantaged individual can be anyone of minority including but not limited to women, Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian- Pacific, and Subcontinent Asian Americans. How does being a DBE certified business give you an advantage? Being a DBE certified business can put your company on the short list for government and industry contracts, because government and big industry often have quotas or ratings for the number of DBE businesses they use. Many government contractors and big industry firms look specifically to the DBE directory to hire those businesses. Goosmann Law Firm is uniquely qualified to help you become DBE certified, Why? Because we have done it ourselves. Goosmann Law Firm is DBE certified as a women owned business. As a DBE certified business, Goosmann Law can help you determine if your business is eligible to be DBE certified and what competitive advantages it may provide you. If DBE certification is advantageous, we can help you through the certification process.