SDO Organizational Partnerships

The SDO actively partners with the following organizations to provide certification services and/or to provide outreach and engagement services to diverse and small businesses.

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Certification Partners

Organization Name

Description

 

Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE)

SDO cross-certification partner of Women Business Enterprises (WBE). Helps women business owners and aspiring women entrepreneurs launch and grow their business by providing access to resources, tools and support.  

 

City of Boston Equity and Inclusion Unit

SDO cross-certification partner of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE and WBE). Promotes inclusive economic growth, including ensuring that Boston residents, women, and people of color share in our City’s prosperity.

 

Disability:IN

SDO cross-certification partner of Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE). Provides resources for business disability inclusion worldwide and expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises.  

 

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC)

SDO cross-certification partner of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE). Expands business opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), and creates mutually beneficial links between corporate members and Minority Business Enterprises.

 

National LGBTBE Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

SDO cross-certification partner of LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE). Advocates for expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people.

 

VetBiz/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Helps men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces achieve the American dream of owning and successfully operating their own businesses.

 

Community Partners

Organization Name

Description

Amplify Latinx

Collaborative convener advancing Latino civic engagement, economic opportunity, and leadership representation.

Black Advisory Commission

Advises the Baker-Polito Administration on issues relating to the economic prosperity and well-being of the Massachusetts Black community.

Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA)

Advancing the economic well-being of Black businesses, organizations, and residents in Massachusetts through advocacy, business and leadership development, and strategic partnerships.

Boston Impact Initiative (BII)

Focused on impact investing and economic justice, investing in opportunity for all people, especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system to lead a dignified and productive life.

Foundation for Business Equity

Builds collaborative ecosystems and programs that remove structural barriers, identify, invest, and expand approaches that will foster an environment of support, inclusion and growth for Black and Latinx businesses.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Independent, non-profit organization that is the convener, voice, and advocate of our region's business community by connecting business leaders to build meaningful professional relationships.

Latino Advisory Commission

Advises the Baker-Polito Administration on issues relating to the economic prosperity and well-being of the Commonwealth’s Latino community.

Lawrence Partnership

The Lawrence Partnership is a collaboration of business and civic leaders committed to building a local economy that benefits all people in Lawrence by helping to grow businesses.

Massachusetts Asian American Commission (AAC)

Advocates on behalf of Asian Americans throughout Massachusetts to recognize and highlight the vital contributions of Asian Americans to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus

Defines, highlights and analyzes issues and concerns affecting people of color in Massachusetts; seeks to develop a sense of political awareness among constituents and to make the political and legislative process accountable and accessible for those who have been disenfranchised.

Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Cultivates inclusive relationships between LGBT-owned businesses and the corporate sector to drive economic impact throughout the Commonwealth.

U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Promotes and empowers Haitian American businesses by creating a platform where they can showcase their services to the communities in Massachusetts and beyond.

Work Without Limits

A network of employers, educational institutions, employment service providers, and state and federal agencies with a goal of increasing employment of people with disabilities and contracting opportunities for businesses owned by people with disabilities.

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