Federal & State Certified Minority-Owned Business

Business Builders Marketing president and owner Jennifer McCarron pursued formal federal and state certifications to provide current clients with additional benefits and to open the opportunity for new partnerships. These certifications allow the company to offer advantages to those who utilize services and enable ideal collaborations on state and federal grants. In addition, companies mindful of diversity within their selection of minority business partners will appreciate that a partner of our quality level offers these state and federal certifications.

Business Builders Marketing holds the following certifications:

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BEP Certification – State of Illinois

BEP certification is granted through the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services. The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) is for businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The program supports underrepresented companies in hopes of increasing their capacity to grow and thrive.

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WBENC Certification – United States Certification

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council has established a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). These certifications will allow us to provide additional support for federal grant programs and offer clients proof of their wise choice to have diverse client partners.


Business Builders Marketing is a full-service marketing firm and appreciates the opportunity to partner with others on grants and bids at both the state and federal levels. We offer the following advantages:

  • Fast turn-around time on estimates/quotes
  • Flexible invoicing and structure based on grants/bids
  • Can handle diverse marketing/communication projects, including consultation only.
  • Partnerships are welcome.

Questions about our certifications or seeking partnership? Call 309-827-7977 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.