Whether you’re just getting started or are ready to take your established business to a new level, find the right resources for your next step.
Central Certification (CERT) Program
The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County, the City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul. The CERT Program certifies small businesses, including small Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and small Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE). The CERT Program also certifies Emerging Small Business Enterprises (ESBE), which are a subset of the small business marketplace.
Why is this service free?
To make it easier for businesses to find the right resources in one place, Elevate HennepinSM lists free resources funded by trusted partners, including The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the City of Minneapolis, and other Hennepin County cities and partners.
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