Partner Diversity Survey for Transcribers and Captioners

Partner Diversity Survey Overview

We often work with clients or potential clients that set diversity goals for their contractors and subcontractors. These organizations are seeking to increase the share of services performed by individuals and businesses that are owned or operated by women, minorities, and other historically underutilized businesses. We know you’re busy, but if you meet the criteria described below, you may be able to help such organizations meet their goals, and we may be able to help you get more work. If you qualify and your background pertains to any of the categories listed below, please let us know by submitting the survey on this page, and we’ll follow up with you with more information about opportunities and how you can get certified, if you’re not already.

Definitions:

Sole Proprietors: If you are not formally organized as a business and just operate on your own, you are considered as a business that is 100% owned by yourself (sole proprietor). For example, if you are a women or a minority, your business would be a WBE or MBE. Note that “business” includes Sole Proprietors.

LLCs and Corporations: If you operate as an LLC or corporation, we are interested in whether the owners (not your employees or contractors) fall under any of the categories below.

Categories:

Woman Business Enterprise (WBE): A business, which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a female or group of females and who is/are United States citizens.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE): A business enterprise which is at least 51% owned, operated, and independently controlled by a person or persons who are minority group members. For these purposes, minority group members are: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, who are United States citizens.

Veteran Owned Business: A business enterprise which is at least 51% owned, operated, and independently controlled by a person or persons that are United States Veterans.

Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB): A business enterprise which is at least 51% owned, operated, and independently controlled by a person or persons that are United States Veterans and that have service-connected physical or mental impairments.

Disabled Owned Business: A business enterprise which is at least 51% owned, operated, and independently controlled by a person or persons who have a disability.