President’s Corner – August 2017

The Madison Consulting Group | 8.2.17

To all of Madison’s clients and friends,


Every August our Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification is renewed. I am proud to have this certification which affirms that The Madison Consulting Group is at least 51% woman-owned, operated and controlled, which in the case of Madison, is 100% woman-owned. It is issued by the WBENC – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC certification is primarily for companies that work with major corporations; however, WBENC certification is also recognized by some federal and local governments. We have been a certified WBE for the past 12 years.


Each year Madison goes through a rigorous certification process which includes an analysis of our finances, governance and management. We are also WBE certified with New York City through a separate certification process.


Why work with a Madison? Because we have a proven track record of business success. Because we provide customized solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Because we have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to quality training and development for 25 years, year in and year out.


Why work with a WBE certified company? Because you are demonstrating a commitment to women-owned businesses and, in turn, a commitment to diverse markets and a diverse supplier base. Because it can provide tax incentives. The federal government provides tax incentives to those who do business with women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Because you are widening your pool of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­businesses partners, thus availing yourself of the most competitive rates. According to the Small Business Administration, women are launching a net of 1,100 businesses every single day. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate of 2 ½ times the national average.


We encourage you to think about your current training and development needs and how we can help round out your business alliances with a certified WBE.


All the best,