Sure, our Phoenix printing company Graphic Ideals is a small business and proud of it. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take on big printing jobs for big clients in need of printing services in Phoenix. One of the ways our Phoenix printing company achieves this is through several business certifications.
The Small Business Certifications of Graphic Ideals, Your Local Phoenix Printing Company
Our Phoenix printing company, Graphic Ideals, is currently certified with the City of Phoenix as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE); with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and with the Small Business Administration as a Woman-owned Small Business Enterprise (EDWOSBE).
The purpose of these small business certifications is to promote diversity and to advance the economic growth of small local businesses in Phoenix, Arizona.
How Graphic Ideals Received their Small Business Certifications
Our small business certifications must be updated annually by submitting personal and business tax returns, a list of employees, copies of business minutes, personal narratives, and on-site evaluations. A fair-market value of all assets and financial records are then compiled and sent to the federal, state and local agencies, so that Graphic Ideals can be added to the existing databases.
This allows procurement agents to access our information and request a quote on our printing projects, printing services and/or printing products. Certain federal contracts have a goal of how much work should be awarded to small businesses, and procurement agents use the databases to meet those goals.
Why Does Graphic Ideals Bother to Have Small Business Certifications?
These small business certifications have allowed our Phoenix printing company, Graphic Ideals, to be part of the teams working on the Valley Metro light rail project, the Sky Harbor Sky Train people-mover project, and the Phoenix Convention Center. In addition, our Phoenix printing company is able to partner with many engineering firms and contractors on Arizona Department of Transportation highway projects.
To help small businesses grow and thrive, the City of Phoenix and the Arizona Department of Transportation also offer small business training opportunities, technical support, and small business networking opportunities. These features were extremely helpful in our Graphic Ideals re-branding project in March of 2012, and serve our Phoenix printing company well today as we successfully compete to work on big printing projects.
Do You Have a Printing Project with which Graphic Ideals Can Help?
Call, come in, or click here for a quote today. Graphic Ideals competes with the big boys, and we can handle your printing project too!