Develops and coordinates outreach programs designed to attract and encourage local small and minority-owned businesses to compete for Richland County contracts for projects and services.
Certification and Compliances
Conducts all phases of the certification process using numerous verification techniques to ensure applicants meet the eligibility requirements. Monitor and enforce the Compliance Requirements of the SLBE Program.
How to Get Certified
A firm will be certified as an SLBE or Emerging SLBE or Emerging SLBE (ESLBE) with OSBO upon its submission of a completed certification application, supporting documentation and a signed and notarized affidavit affirming that it meets all of the SLBE/ESLBE eligibility criteria.
Receive maximum firm exposure via Certified SLBE Directory
Eligible for shelter market projects exclusively for SLBE’s
SLBE goals set on county-wide projects
Candidates for business development opportunities, trainings, networking and business expansions
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Certifying Industry Categories
- Professional Services
- Non-Professional Services
- Wholesale Services (Landscaping, caters, retail, etc.)
Resource Information Services
- Certified for two (2) Years
- Recertification is required after two (2) years
- On-Line Certified SLBE Directory
Courses are designed to assist small business owners in mastering their day-to-day operations and assist with their growth and development. To view the schedule click here.