LGBTBE Certification

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Certified LGBTBE® companies are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBTQ business community through our internal, proprietary database.

In turn, Certified LGBTBE® companies have access to hundreds of corporate representative and supplier diversity professional contacts. Through these contacts, companies can begin building strategic relationships and making preparations to meet face-to-face with them at NGLCC matchmaking and networking events, which are held across the country throughout the year. Certified LGBTBE® companies are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools following one year.

Maximize Your Business

Why Should I Get Certified?

You work hard for your business, and NGLCC’s exclusive LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification works hard for you, giving you a competitive advantage to succeed. 

“After researching the NGLCC, we learned that we were missing out on networking opportunities, workshops, competitions, and access to hundreds of industry professionals from around the globe.”

Lou Rod


“I joined the NGLCC because it is my passion to change the way LGBTQ and multicultural consumers and business owners are targeted.”

Roy Broderick Jr.

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Our Network is Ready to Do Business 

As a Certified LGBTBE®, you’ll have access to the full network of NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which features more than 360 corporate and government partners, expressly looking to do business with LGBTQ+ businesses. Plus, Certified LGBTE® suppliers cut across industries, from construction to apparel to technology to professional services, and are seeking B2B opportunities and strategic partnerships with other LGBTQ-owned businesses like yours.

Thanks to increased resources and opportunities, Certified LGBTBE® suppliers stay in business for over twice as long as the average American small business. Certification can benefit your business at any size. Certified LGBTBE® suppliers range from sole proprietors to multinational LGBT-owned corporations with revenues in the hundreds of millions. 

The LGBTQ Consumer is Looking for You

The LGBTQ community spends more than $917 billion every year on goods and services, and they are more than 75% likely to change brands when they know they are LGBTQ-inclusive. Stand out as a go-to supplier in your community by advertising your LGBTBE certification. 

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