Women and Minority-Owned Business Assistance
The Economic Development staff offers business development services to Cambridge small businesses. Staff assists businesses from many business sectors, including minority-owned and women-owned businesses.
Women and Minority-Owned Business Directory
The Cambridge Women and Minority-Owned Business Directory list women and minority-owned businesses and a resource guide listing other small business support services. Listings are updated on a quarterly basis.
The Directory serves as marketing and networking tool connecting minority and women-owned businesses with large and small companies and institutions looking for opportunities to work with this specific business community.
View the Cambridge Women and Minority-Owned Business Directory.
List Your Women or Minority-Owned Business in the Directory
The Economic Development Division of the Community Development Department collects information about Cambridge’s minority and women-owned businesses on an ongoing basis. If your business is eligible please complete the survey and return it to the Economic Development Division for inclusion in the next updated version of the directory.
Go to the Women or Minority-Owned Business Questionnaire
State Supplier and Diversity Office (SDO)
Each year state agencies purchase millions of dollars worth of products and services from businesses certified as minority or women-owned. To participate in these opportunities, each business must be certified through the State’s Supplier and Diversity Office (SDO). Certification is given to businesses that are at least 51% minority or women-owned. If your business is located in Cambridge, you can learn more about this certification process at a free information session given by SDO and sponsored by the Economic Development Division.
The information session will present the requirements for state certification of minority (MBE) and women business enterprises (WBE) and discuss the guidelines for the US Department of Transportation’s (US DOT) disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program.
The next Supplier and Diversity Workshop is TBA.
For More Information
If you would like to have your business listed in the directory, please contact Rona Abrahams, firstname.lastname@example.org, at 617/349-4637.