July 13, 2017 News

AFP Global Logistics is Proud to Be a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

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AFP Global is proud to be a WBE certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

AFP Global Logistics has been providing clients with comprehensive logistics solutions for over 25 years. We are proud to be certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as an official Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). This certification is one of the most respected certificates in the nation as it recognizes women-owned businesses and their contributions to the broader business world.

What is a WBE?

A Women’s Business Enterprise, or WBE, is defined as an American for-profit organization that is owned, capitalized, operated, and controlled by a woman or a group of women. At least 51% of the ownership in the company must be established by women. If the company is publicly traded, 51% or more of the shares must be controlled by women. In addition, daily operation and management of the business must also be majority-controlled by women.

The Benefits of Being a WBE

Certified WBEs gain special privileges in the business realm in recognition of their unique status. Public government entities are required by law to purchase a percentage of their goods and services from certified WBEs and some contracts are only open to bidding from a certified WBE. Venture capitalists and investors are recognizing the inherent advantages in putting their capital into women and minority owned enterprises and are beginning to fund them accordingly.

In addition, certified WBEs have access to a national support group of women with the same broad business concerns. National boards such as the WBE National Council advocates for women-owned businesses on a local, state, and federal level.

What WBEs Do for the Community

Women who own businesses serve as powerful role models in the community. They are positive examples for young girls who have dreams of their own of one day owning and operating their own business. As women are more visible in positions of power in the business world, more awareness can be raised on the specific challenges that they face, ultimately leading to a more equitable business environment for all. AFP Global Logistics is proud of carrying, continuing, and advancing the tradition of WBEs.

For more information on Women’s Business Enterprises, check out the official WBENC website here.

AFP Global Logistics

For the highest-quality logistics handling experience that will be customized to the unique needs of your business, AFP Global Logistics is the best and only choice! We offer a comprehensive range of shipping services, and our 25 years of experience in the business have given us the tools we need to create personalized logistic solutions for each and every individual customer. For more information or to start designing your own logistic solutions today, get in touch with AFP Global Logistics at 410.590.1234 (toll-free 800.274.1237), email us at info@afplus.com, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here!