4 Benefits of Partnering with a Minority/Woman-Owned Business

4 Benefits of Partnering with a Minority/Woman-Owned Business

Continental Headwear is proud to announce our certification as a Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). For Continental’s customers, this can mean tax credits and other financial advantages, depending on your particular state tax incentives. Did you know that we have been certified since 2005?

Partnering with a certified Minority/Woman-Owned Business has some distinct advantages:

1. Opens new procurement channels for services and goods

2. Demonstrates your commitment and ability to work in diverse markets

3. Flexibility and cost savings

4. State and federal tax incentives

How does a business receive an MWBE certification? In the United States, the status of a business is determined at the state level. In New Jersey, an online application and certification process allows business owners to show their ownership status. While the process is simple, each state carefully inspects applicants and enforces an ethical certification process.

Continental Headwear is not only proud of our status as a minority/woman-owned business, but we encourage other businesses to embrace these advantages for yourselves and your customers. To find out more about the certification process, visit www.mwbe.com. To learn more about the tax incentives available, please visit your individual state’s Department of Treasury website.

Many corporations as well as federal, state, and local agencies have instituted a supplier diversity requirement and policy to promote values and meet compliance standards set by the federal government. If you are a business that contracts with the federal government, maintaining supplier diversity could be the deciding factor in winning a federal or state government contract.   

Continental Headwear is a minority/woman-owned business based in the United States with a self-owned and self-managed production facility in China. Working with a smaller, minority-owned business means that we are more flexible in comparison to large suppliers. By managing production overseas, we are also able to pass down supply chain and overhead cost savings to our customers.

For decades, we have provided our clients with high-quality promotional headgear. Our success is founded on attention to detail, great customer service, and a commitment to constant innovation. If you have questions or would like to start working with Continental Headwear, visit www.continentalheadwear.com to become a dealer or shop in our catalog to request a quote online!