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We certify disability-owned business enterprises, including service-disabled and veteran disability-owned businesses, and link them to organizations seeking to diversify their supply chains.

Partner Opportunities

Connecting with DOBEs

A disability-owned business enterprise is a for profit business that is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a person with a disability. We do not certify non-profit organizations or private businesses who employ person(s) with disabilities.

The Supplier Diversity program is the leading third party certifier of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE®s), including Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBE®s) and Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE®s).

Certification Benefits

  • Nationally Recognized Certification including by The Billion Dollar Roundtable
  • Exclusive information and resources
  • Networking & business matchmaking opportunities
  • Policy advocacy
  • Access to private sector corporations
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Accessible PDF of The Economic Impact of Certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs) report found in download button.

The Economic Impact of Certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs)

One in four adults in the United States live with a disability, and 32.5 million small businesses exist in the United States. What if 1 in 4 of those 32.5 million small businesses identifies as a DOBE?

Discover the Full Economic Impact (PDF)

Partner Benefits

  • Connect with Disability:IN certified DOBEs®, including Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs) and Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBEs).
  • Incorporate supply chain diversification efforts with other parts of the business.
  • Meet and exceed commitment goals for disability business and service-disabled veteran-owned business inclusion.
  • Lead by example in adopting and leveraging inclusion practices and gain a competitive edge.
  • Become a recognized leader in the industry for consumers and community leaders who choose to do business with corporations that have a proven commitment to inclusion.
  • Make a social and economic impact by utilizing DOBEs.

Various Engagement Opportunities

Procurement Council

The Procurement Council provides a forum for sharing strategies to ensure supplier sourcing and procurement processes are inclusive of disability-owned and service-disabled owned business enterprises. It is comprised of supplier diversity & procurement professionals providing direction in elevating Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity Program.

International Certification Committee

Our Supplier Diversity program certifies disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs), including service-disabled DOBEs (SDV-DOBEs) and veteran disability-owned businesses (V-DOBEs).

Disability:IN then connects certified businesses to corporations seeking to diversify their supply chains.

This committee reviews and approves certification applications from businesses.

Supplier Mentoring

The Disability:IN Supplier Mentoring Program is designed as an essential component to the development of certified disability-owned business enterprises, including veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

The self-paced program is 12 months in length with an expectation that mentoring teams meet at least once per month with the goal of building more viable suppliers to be better positioned for growth, sustainability, and inclusion in corporate and government supply chains.

DOBE Site Interviewer

In order to become DOBE certified, business applicants must complete a virtual site interview conducted by Virtual Site Interviewers.

DOBE Pitch Perfect Challenge

Meet the semi-finalists for Disability:IN’s Pitch Perfect Challenge! In this exciting multi-round competition, certified Disability Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs), Service-Disabled Veteran DOBEs, and Veteran DOBEs pitch their way to business opportunities.

Pitch Perfect Challenge Finalists
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