Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification Service

LIBERTY8a offers a comprehensive package for businesses looking to get Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification


The certification process with LIBERTY8a can be broken down into 3 steps. ASSESS for eligibility, REVIEW and prepare for a seamless application and APPLY by submitting your documents for you.


We will conduct an initial interview and consultation to ensure that your business qualifies and the application will be successful. Interviews are extensive; they can be over 50 questions and take over an hour to ensure this direction is right for your business.

Each client is given a document checklist with all the enclosures necessary for application. 

Each client is assigned a lead point of contact that is an analyst who will advise you on every part of your application. Your analyst aims to answer any and all questions and be your guide throughout the process. Work on your package will begin as soon as they are assigned to your firm. 


Your assigned analyst will review all submitted documentation and make an air tight ‘game plan’ for application. We aim to review each application with the same level of scrutiny as state review boards. 

Communication will be open through phone and email for any questions or concerns. Our goal is to help get you the assistance that will grow your business, we will communicate with you to make sure that happens. 

Extensive interviews will prepare you to tell your story of economic and social disadvantages required for application. This will help you refine one of the most critical parts of the application. 


LIBERTY8a will fill out all portions of the application for you. We will proofread and review each piece and assemble the package into a 3-4 inch binder for you to sign and complete. Once signed by the client, we can then forward the completed application to the state review boards.

Most state review boards take 3-4 months to approve an application. 

Get started today! Call (813) 784-0066 to schedule your consultation!
*only $1,000 when combined with 8(a) certification

MBE Certification, Fast facts and benefits

Why should you get MBE certified?

  • More than 70 percent of MBE’s confirm increase in revenue as a result of access to government and large corporate partners
  • Attend MBE matchmaking events in your area for referrals to national member corporations
  • Gain exposure to large national and regional companies with opportunities to register as a preferred vendor with large businesses
  • Create lasting connections with corporate buyers
  • Participate in education programs and workshops that assist in personal and professional growth 

Does my business qualify for membership?

Any for profit business that is independently working as either a primary or subcontractor can qualify as an MBE. Other requirements for MBE certification vary by state. States with their own individual MBE program have these general requirements: 

  1. At least 51 percent of the enterprise must be controlled by a designated minority. Designated minorities that can apply include: African American, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Subcontinent Asian Americans.
  2. Limits on the qualifying owner’s net worth: May vary by state
  3. Size standards: vary by state
  4. Must operate on a Per contract basis with varying degree of advantage given
  5. Must submit to an on-site inspection 
  6. In many states, the business just has to be active, others require one to two years of business in order to qualify
  7. CANNOT be a franchise

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) – Price Varies by State*

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    Client Testimonials

    Ravi Vasist - President, EG Management Services, Inc:

    “I highly recommend Lindsay Thompson to obtain an SBA approved 8(a) certification, 8(a) annual report, Mentor-protégé agreement and Joint-Venture agreement. EG Management Services Inc. has been working with Lindsay since 2011. She helped us to get a SBA approved 8(a) certification as well as a SBA approved Mentor-protégé agreement and it felt effortless. EGMS would like to thank Lindsay for her hard work that provided the best results possible.”

    Stephen Rolston - Principal, Rolston Information Systems Assurance, LLC:

    “Working with Lindsay these past few years has been a wonderful experience. She effortlessly walked me through the process to obtain my business’ 8(a) certification and helped me prepare our annual 8(a) report. In both instances she was responsive, well-organized and extremely detail-oriented. I can’t thank her enough for helping my business obtain and maintain our 8(a) certification through the Small Business Administration. I look forward to working with her again in the future to help us fulfill all of our SBA requirements. I trust no one else more than her to get the job done right the first time.”

    Hugh A. House Jr - President, Eagle Engineering & Development Land, Inc:

    “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lindsay on several projects over the last few years. She is professional, knowledgeable, and thorough and completed everything ahead of schedule. We have recommended her multiple times to other companies and intend to hire her again for all relevant future projects. We appreciate her help and expertise.”

    Founder and CEO, Amivero:

    “I have had the pleasure of working with Lindsay on my firm’s 8a application. Lindsay helped navigate me through the process and made sure we submitted a complete and accurate application to SBA. Although my application required a social disadvantaged narrative, as I am a Caucasian woman business owner, Lindsay helped me to prepare a solid narrative and was able to get my firm 8(a) certified. Thank you to LIBERTY8a for your assistance and guidance through this entire process.”