Minority Owned Business
The Office Cleaners is a certified minority owned enterprise by the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council.
Summary of certification criteria
In order to meet qualifications for minority status, an applicant’s business must be owned, controlled and managed by U.S. citizens, a majority (at least 51%) of whom are racial or ethnic minorities. During the certification process it is the responsibility of the applicant to prove that his/her business meets these criteria. These qualifications for minority status come directly from our national parent organization, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). They are standardized requirements across the country.
- The company shall be owned by an ethnic-minority.
- The principals must be U.S. citizens.
- The ethnic-minority shall own, operate, and manage no less than 51% of the firm.
- The minority owners shall have complete and absolute control of the company, and be active in day-to-day management and daily business operations.
Proof of minority status
There is a stark difference between knowing that you are an ethnic or racial minority demonstrating through documentation that you are one. The most common way for applicants to demonstrate their ethnic or racial background is by producing the birth certificate or death certificate of a parent or grandparent during the certification process. The minimum documented proof of ethnicity requirement for any of the ethnic minority categories listed below is 25%.