VBA Design of Panama City, Florida and Fairhope, Alabama has been certified as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises. Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures of this rigid certification review. The goal of the certification program is to streamline the certification process and increase the ability of women business owners to compete for contracts at a national level.
“Certification provides a marketing opportunity for women business enterprises to participate in outreach programs,” stated Victoria Williams, VBA Design president. “In addition, this program will enable us to develop relationships with larger companies and create opportunities for future partnerships with them and public and private companies.”
“NWBOC, seeks to increase the ability of women business owners to compete for corporate and government contracts,” states Janet Harris-Lange, NWBOC president. “At the same time, NWBOC also hopes to decrease the number of front operations participating in corporate and government outreach programs.”
NWBOC, a national 501(c) 3 no-for-profit corporation, was created in response to needs identified by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The study revealed that the public and private sector had not received nor recognized the benefits of contracting with women suppliers. This has prevented purchasers from obtaining the best value in their procurement and it has limited women business owners from penetrating these markets, which has stymied their growth. NWBOC provides the following certifications:
About VBA Design
VBA Design, Inc. is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) formed in 2012 and located in Panama City, Florida and Fairhope, Alabama. The goal of VBA Design, Inc. is “Designing a Better Experience” for their clients. With over 20 years of experience, the team possesses a wealth of knowledge and creative genius to offer visionary solutions to complicated design and planning issues with superior client services.