Greater Boston Bookkeeping and Financial Services Receives State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) Certification

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SOMWBA certification expands the market opportunities of Minority Business Enterprises and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded Greater Boston Bookkeeping and Financial Services with SOMWBA certification, verifying the firm's eligibility to participate in the state's affirmative purchasing programs for minority and women businesses as outlined in Executive Order 390, and Massachusetts General Law Chapter 7, Section 40N.

"We're honored to receive this certification," said Greater Boston Bookkeeping founder Laura Glennon. "We're hoping that it opens some new doors, and are looking forward to the broad exposure it gives our business in 2009 and beyond."

SOMWBA provides several benefits to Massachusetts businesses. Clients looking to work with women and minority-owned businesses can easily search a public database at the SOMWBA website. More than $240 million of the $4 billion the Commonwealth of Massachusetts spends on firms is targeted to SOMWBA certified minority and women businesses. In addition, SOMWBA also assists government agencies in meeting their affirmative purchasing and contracting goals.

On the SOMWBA website, former Massachusetts Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci says "Minority-and women-owned business provide ever-increasing value to our state's economy...By facilitating easier access to the various phases of state purchasing and contracting, SOMWBA is providing a valuable jumpstart to many of these businesses which make up our state's fastest-growing business sector."

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About Greater Boston Bookkeeping and Financial Services - Greater Boston Bookkeeping provides outsourced financial services and accounting support to small and mid-sized companies in Massachusetts. Their services include bookkeeping; payroll services; financial analysis consulting and coaching; and QuickBooks set-up, training and support. The firm is located in Chelmsford, MA.

About SOMWBA - The State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance is an agency within the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development that promotes the development of certified minority business enterprises (MBE), women owned (WBE) business enterprises, and minority non-profit (M/NPO) and women (W/NPO) non-profit organizations. It does this by facilitating their participation in Massachusetts business and economic development opportunities. Specifically, SOMWBA offers services in certification, enforcement, business assistance and advocacy.

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