THE ULTIMATE STEP-BY-STEP WOMEN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (WOSB) GUIDE

 

 

WOSB Self-Certified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Obtain your EIN Number ( even if you don’t intend to hire)

 

Click here

 

2. Obtain a DUNS Number (update information)

 

Prepare the following information in advance

 

• Phone

• Name of the company

• Address

 

click here

 

 

Estimated Time: 25 minutes

 

Wait time: 5 business day

3. SAM registration

 

Once you have the DUNS number, you need to register with SAM Database

 

 

Click here to register 

 

 

3.1 Register with the following information:

 

email

password

 

 

3.2 SAM will send you an email to confirm

 

3.3. Login for the first time

 

The system will request 2 phone numbers and will send two six-digit code before allowing you to proceed. Make sure you have 2 phone numbers for this step

 

3.4. Now you need to associate your company with SAM through DUNS number

 

CORE Data

 

      DUNS

      NAICS Checkout the NAICS code for your industry

      Checkout the Small Business Size Standard for your industry to qualify as small business according to the SBA

      Company NAME

      Company ADDRESS

      EIN

      Financial Information

 

 

Complete Assertions Section

 

Representation and Certifications

 

Points of Contacts

 

Estimated time to complete this step: 32 hours including research, document gathering, auditing and filling out forms

5.Wait for SAM verification (2 to 3 weeks)

SAM will send you several emails notifying you how about the progress of this step

 

Estimated time: 3 weeks

6. Prepare the application. In order to create your profile in Certify.gov

 

Register, answer the questions and upload the documents

 

Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e., birth certificate, naturalization paper, or unexpired passport) for all Principals, copies of resumes, copy of driver’s licenses.

Resume including education, technical training, description of your current duties within the applicant firm

Stock, purchase, or sales agreements and evidence of compliance with terms and conditions

All agreement(s) and any amendments pertaining to partnership, ownership, operation, and control of the business

LLC:

• Certificate of Incorporation

• Articles of incorporation

• Operating Agreements or Articles of organization and

• any amendments

Corporations

 

• Certificate of Incorporation

• Articles of incorporation

• Corporate Bylaws and any amendments-executed and attested

 

Sole Proprietor

DBA (Doing Business As) or Trade Name Certificate (if applicable)

 

Joint Venture agreements if applicable

Membership certificates (front and back) and ledgers (only required if the LLC has issued membership shares)

 

 

Estimated Time to complete these tasks: 12 Hours

4. Send a notarized letter to SAM formally appointing an Entity Administrator

 

     Click here to find a template

 

    Mail the completed, signed, notarized letter within 60 days of registration activation to:

 

    FEDERAL SERVICE DESK

    ATTN: SAM.GOV REGISTRATION PROCESSING

    460 INDUSTRIAL BLVD

    LONDON, KY 40741-7285

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

Send this 30 days max after step 3

 

Estimated Time: 4 Hours

Total man hours to complete the process

48 Hours

Total duration of the process preparing

6 weeks

This is an estimation that considers research of topics, troubleshooting, gathering information and documentation and contacting agencies for questions

This does not include creation of legal and financial documents or amending corporate bylaws

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