WBE: A Women Business Enterprise (WBE) is one that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by a woman or women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
MBE: Minority business enterprise (MBE) is an American designation for businesses which are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more (in combination) American citizens of the following ethnic minority and/or gender (e.g. woman-owned) and/or military veteran classifications:
- African American
- Asian American or Pacific Islander (includes West Asian Americans (India, etc.) and East Asian Americans (Japan, Korea, etc.)
- Hispanic American – A U.S. citizen of true-born Hispanic heritage, from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of the following regions: Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean Basin only. Brazilians (Afro-Brazilian, indigenous/Indian only) shall be listed under Hispanic designation for review and certification purposes.
- Native American, including Aleuts
According to the Minority Business Development Agency, minorities own more than 8 million firms, and account for nearly $1.4 trillion in revenues.
Littleberry Press is a 100% woman/minority-owned and controlled business.
State of Indiana WBE Certification
The Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Division (MWBE) acts on behalf of the State of Indiana to actively promote, monitor, and enforce the standards for certification of minority and women’s business enterprises. The Division was developed in 1983 by the State of Indiana to provide equal opportunity to minority and women enterprises in the state’s procurement and contracting process. Also created was the Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Development that is now known as the Governor’s Commission on Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. Commission members are advocates for minority and women’s enterprises in state contracting and are active in their respective regions to assist in achieving the MWBE goals for the State of Indiana.
Since November 23, 2020, Littleberry Press has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise with the State of Indiana in the following categories: Publishing, Technical Writing, and Instruction Writing Services.