Becoming a DBE can create opportunities to grow your business. In this workshop we will discuss the benefits of being a DBE as well as how to become a certified DBE. This will be a hands on workshop that will go over step by step of the application process so laptops and certain required documents are necessary to complete the application. What is a DBE? A DBE or Disadvantage Business Enterprise is a for-profit small business that is owned and operated by a socially or economically disadvantaged individual. Women and minorities are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged. Why get certified? Registering as a DBE gives business owners access to various benefits. These benefits include set-aside contracts, technical assistance and financial asssistance.