Disabled Veterans and Small Business Certification Program

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The Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) and Small Business Certification Programs were established to increase business opportunities for the DVBE and small bussines communities wanting to do business with the state of California. Small business also includes microenterprises, which are defined as a business with fewer than 5 employees and less than $2.5 million in gross revenue

The primary difference between DVBE and small business certification are the eligibility requirements. Small business certification is based on size (less that $10 million in gross revenue and fewer than 100 employees), while a DVBE is based on the veteran status of the owners and managers of the business (the ower must have a service-related injury and own at least 51% of the business)