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“Diverse businesses are hiding in plain sight”

58joralemon is an application designed to simplify the process for businesses of all sizes seeking to receive certification as minority-owned, women-owned or veteran-owned businesses. Our platform takes the guess work out of what to do, capturing and submitting the information and documentation needed to verify your business’ eligibility and process your application.
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Woman-Owned Business

Veteran-Owned Business

Minority-Owned Business

Features

Apply for a certificate

Our process is simple. No confusing instructions or lengthy forms to read through. You tell us the certification you are seeking, and we let you know the information that is needed to achieve it. Our application allows you to upload all of the necessary documentation in one central place, providing a convenient digital record for your organization. Once your application is approved, a copy of your certificate can be found and accessed quickly.

Renew a certificate

Ensuring your certification stays up to date is just as important as getting it. With 58joralemon, renewal is stress-free. We securely store your application documentation for easy resubmission, ensure any relevant changes to your business are taken into consideration and alert you to any expired documents that may need to be updated.

My certificates

No need to search through computer files, emails or paper records. Your proof of certification as a woman-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned business is always at your fingertips.

Invoice

58joralemon keeps records of all of your certification-related invoices in one place. Your files can be viewed or downloaded at any time.

Please note: For the protection of your information, all documents should be uploaded directly into our application. 58joralemon will never ask you to send your documents through email.

Why get certified ?

  • Certification can mean faster access to government grants or aid specifically targeting businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans or other groups.
  • Many federal, state and local government contracts require that a percentage of business goes to minority and women owned businesses; certification can help validate your eligibility to participate in these opportunities.
  • Certification can be leveraged for marketing efforts targeting customers who increasingly want to support businesses owned by minorities and other marginalized groups.

Significance of the name 58joralemon

58 Joralemon Street is an Brooklyn, NY address that isn’t an address at all. This Brooklyn Heights brownstone is actually an elaborate facade for an MTA subway vent and emergency exit.

58 Joralemon could be easily missed if you weren’t looking for it. The structure is in the middle of a cobblestone Brooklyn block lined with trees and similar brownstones, but if you look closely, you will see that the windows have been blacked out, the front yard replaced with a black structure and emerging from the ground by the front door is a red pipe that reads, “Joralemon Street Tunnel IRT 4,5 Line”.

More and more, individual customers, institutional clients and providers of financial and other resources are seeking to support or partner with businesses owned by historically disenfranchised groups. Many of these companies, small businesses in partifular, do not have the certifications in place that can help make finding them easier. Our application’s name is an homage to the many minority, woman and veteran owned businesses that are hiding in plain sight. 58joralemon aims to help them be seen.

How it works?

The process of getting certified by us involves 5 steps. After gathering your documentation:

  • 1. Form

    Fill in the required information about the organization and its owners.

  • 2. Document

    Upload the required documents as requested.

  • 3. Payment

    Complete the payment in-app to submit the application.

  • 4. Review

    Your application and documentation are reviewed & verified. You will be notified for any questions or corrections needed.

  • 5. Certificate

    Certification decision is communicated via email or in-app notification.


Applying can take as little
as 15 minutes

Most certification decisions
communicated within 7 business days

How it works?

The process of getting certified by us involves 5 steps. After gathering your documentation:

  1. Form

    Fill in the required information about the organization and its owners.

  2. Document

    Upload the required documents as requested.

  3. Payment

    Complete the payment in-app to submit the application.

  4. Review

    Your application and documentation are reviewed & verified. You will be notified for any questions or corrections needed.

  5. Certificate

    Certification decision is communicated via email or in-app notification.

  • Applying can take as little as 15 minutes
  • Most certification decisions communicated within 7 business days

Application fee

$50

Renewal fee

$25

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

While eligibility criteria is different for each certification sought, all applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents (green card holders). Please see the complete list here

This is a common, yet complicated area of eligibility. In some instances, the answer may be ‘yes’ provided both firms do not operate similar businesses and/or within similar industries. In our experience, common ownership in a similar business/industry is often grounds for denial, and at the very least, causes an application to be flagged for potential fraud.

How well a company markets its certification is the largest determinant of the value it will generate. If your company conducts C2C business, identifying your company as a WOB, MOB or VOB may help to attract customers specifically seeking to support organizations in these categories. If your company conducts B2B business, your certification status may help your customers achieve supplier diversity goals or targets by partnering with you.

The eligibility criteria varies for each certificate. Please click on the below links to learn more:

No charges are levied before applying for any certificate. Your payment will be taken in the application itself after you have completed the form and uploaded the necessary documentation. Our pricing is straightforward:
  • Application fee - $50
  • Renewal fee - $25

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