At Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, we are proud of our status as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). In addition, we have MBE certifications in Maryland and other states, such as Connecticut and Pennsylvania. You may be curious as to what this indicates – is collaborating with or buying from an MBE contractor different than other ventures you enter into? It is. Partnering with an MBE is beneficial. So, what’s unique about collaborating with an MBE company?
How Does an MBE Company Differ From Other Companies?
We are glad you asked! There are numerous benefits that accrue from collaborating with an MBE company.
An MBE Protects a Business’ Ability to Deliver
Developing a wide range of domestic suppliers protects the corporation from unexpected market shifts and disruptions in a supplier’s ability to deliver. Due to increased competition, there is a lower ownership’s total cost. Of course, it only makes excellent business to seek out and use the best business partners.
Minority-owned businesses in America’s urban centers, such as Baltimore and Washington, D.C., introduce opportunities for corporations to strengthen their supplier networks and provide untapped growth areas. As a result, an inclusive supply base boosts value and standing with different governmental and NGO agencies. It also aligns corporations with their stockholders and employees.
Making Business with Emerging Markets
Doing business with MBE companies enhances employment opportunities in minority communities. In addition, it increases purchasing power and creates an affinity for a company’s brand(s) or items within this fast-growing markets.
Promising Experience and Competence
Before applying for MBE status, minority-owned organizations must be in business for at least one year. That way, you know you’re working with an experienced firm devoted to building a thriving enterprise.
Since MBEs compete for government-funded projects, you are assured that their companies are regulated and in good standing. So, you don’t have to worry about shady business practices, payment problems, or under-qualified staff in your supply chain. Ultimately, these are the benefits of collaborating with an MBE company.
Choose Edwards & Hill for Your Office Furniture and Design Needs
Are you ready to redesign your office to maximize productivity and creative thinking? Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect designs for your business. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with high-quality design and installation services for any style or scale. We have our headquarters in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, and another convenient office location in St. Louis, Missouri. If you are ready to get your office design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For the St. Louis office, please call 314-797-5077. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, and YouTube.