A disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) is a for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a person with a disability regardless of whether or not that business owner employs person(s) with a disability. We do not certify non-profit organizations.
Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE®):
A business which is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a person(s) with a disability.
Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBE®):
A business which is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a veteran, but disability was not incurred during their time of service.
Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE®):
A business which is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a veteran, who sustained their disability during their time of service.
Ready to start the Certification Process? Be sure to check your eligibility and document checklist before you get started!
Do you have a disability – a physical and/or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities? [For an overview of disabilities: Download Word Doc List of Disabilites]
Do you own at least 51% of your business? If yes, is this clearly evident and verifiable on all supporting business and financial documents?
Do you own an independent business enterprise that is not substantially reliant on another business in order to operate?
Do you make the day-to-day business decisions for your company?
Are you willing to submit the required financial and business information to our organization for a confidential review and retention in a permanent, secure environment?
Are you already certified as a woman-owned business by WBENC and/or a LGBTQ-owned business by NGLCC? If yes, you are eligible for accelerated certification through a reciprocal agreement Disability:IN has with these organizations.
Note: Certification is not a guarantee of business contracts. Certification by our national organization provides third-party assurance to public and private sector partners that a firm meets the established conditions of ownership, management and control. It provides access to Fortune 500 and 1000 corporate decision makers and contract bidding opportunities.