The resources listed below should be helpful to grow your business:


  • OhioMBE – Small business newspaper featuring business experts, business tips and bid notices.
  • Ohio Diversity Network – An online collection of upcoming business events and networking opportunities
  • Ohio Procurement FairsMake new connections with purchasing agents. ┬áMeet one-one-one.

State spends over $165 millions with MBEs

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The Basics of MBE/EDGE/FBE Certification workshops

The Kasich Administration, through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, is working to increase participation by minority and women-owned businesses in state contracts. Many of these opportunities will require MBE (minority business enterprise) or EDGE (Encouraging Diversity Growth and Equity) Certification.

Attend this information packed workshop taught by certification expert Ronda Watson Barber. Learn about the various certifying programs and what documents need to be submitted with your application.

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