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NYS M/WBE Certification, Pros and Common Mistakes to Avoid

November 1, 2023 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


MWBE certification can be confusing and daunting. Learning the right websites to go to and correct documentation to upload can be tricky if you are attempting it on your own. In this virtual workshop, Certified Business Advisor, Janet Tanguay, will guide you through the correct steps to take so that you can avoid pitfalls and mistakes that may slow down your application in the certification process.

This class will cover:

  • Why get certified?
  • Navigating to correct websites
  • Uploading the correct documentation
  • How to procure contracts once you are certified

About the Speaker

Janet Tanguay has helped over 1000 entrepreneurs in launching their dream businesses, and has guided hundreds of people toward living the life of their ultimate dreams. Janet is a serial entrepreneur, certified business advisor and expressive arts therapist in New York State. Her businesses are New York State Minority- & Women-Owned Certified.

Her first business, Studio J, opened in 1993 to assist companies in developing marketing strategies for growth and development. From 2006 – 2017, she represented more than 150 artists as the founder of Art n Soul, Inc. through coaching and by teaching them the business of art. Janet is a mixed media artist with national exhibits; author of two children’s books, Be Bee and Dustbunnies Don’t Eat Carrots; and owns a record label, Tanguay Productions. Her first record, Smell The Rain, was produced in 2023, with co-writers Jaya Reyelle and Bob Frederick.

Now Janet supports ambitious entrepreneurs through The Hammock Way of Life and Biz Idea Shower, a products and services registry for business owners.


November 1, 2023
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Event Category:


NY United States

Classes are sponsored by the Small Business Association.

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