June 24, 2014 by Jill Trees
After recently celebrating three years in operation, Hale Advisors has been issued certification as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in New York State. The designation places the strategic marketing consultancy on the directory of WBEs for state agencies and public authorities, federal agencies, and corporations searching for WBE contractors and gives Hale Advisors access to the statewide network of services and support available to WBEs.
The application process was quite a journey. According to Empire State Development, there are three steps to eligibility:
- At least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, operated, and controlled by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are women
- Each woman upon whom certification is based must have a net worth of less than $3.5 million
- The business cannot exceed 300 employees, and must be independent and authorized to do business in NY State