Certification of your LGBT-owned business can offer significant value to your business by providing a dedicated market that recognizes your minority status and seeks to purchase your products or services.
The exclusive certifier in the US for LGBTQ+ businesses is the NGLCC, which accomplishes its certification through its affiliates, like Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce.
Major U.S. corporations as well as cities know that a diverse supplier commitment is not only good for society but also for their businesses and cities. Knowing that customers and employees are increasingly demanding inclusivity, these companies and governments are leading society to bring equality of opportunity to the marketplace through policies aimed at purchasing products and services from certified LGBT businesses.
Certification enhances visibility to corporations seeking to do business with LGBT-owned suppliers and the NGLCC database allows for supplier searches, one-on-one meetings at matchmaking events, and working with other suppliers to leverage certification. The LGBTBE program also provides mentorship and leadership training opportunities as well as other business development tools to help members prosper.
As a member of the Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, your certification fees are waived as a benefit of membership.