Hispanic Owned Business Certification

Texas SBA® enables Hispanic business owners to give purchasing managers, contractors, lenders, customers, and others business partners evidence their company is owned by one of more Hispanic people1 and is registered with Hispanic Owned Business Certification.

Requirements for Hispanic Owned Business Certification1

  • 51% of the company's ownership must be a person claiming ancestry from a Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country, as defined by the Small Business Act.

    Spanish-Speaking Countries: México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, Spain, Equitorial Guinea, Cuba, Dominican Republic

    Portuguese-Speaking Countries: Portugal, Brasil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equitorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe

    All Other Countries: Any person who self-declares their ancestry to have passed-through a Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country, including African or Black slaves; indigineous tribes; Asians; and others are eligible for Hispanic Owned Business Certification.

  • Company must be registered in the State of Texas.
  • Fluency in Spanish / Portuguese is not required & all skin colors can apply.

APPLY FOR HISPANIC OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

Hispanic Owned Business Certification is extremely beneficial for new companies and home-based businesses for marketing to generate customer interest and potential clients.

1. Texas SBA® Terms of Service.
 

Reasons for Certification

  • Establish Company Image & Reputation
  • Solicit Community & Peer Recognition
  • Exhibit Company Pride & Honor
  • Publicize Company Ownership Structure
  • Distinguish Oneself from Competitors
  • Be a Role Model for Hispanic Youth
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Certification Package Includes

  • Certification Number
  • Signed Letters of Certification
  • Certification Certificates
  • Certification ID Card w/ Photo (optional)
  • Certification Decals
  • Certification Seals
  • Hardcopy Certification Proofs
  • Digital Certification Proofs
  • 24-Hour Online Verification
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