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Small Business Character Certified (SBCC) is a certification, research, and data analysis company that examines companies' ethical behaviors, their impact on clients and customer relations, and offers practical solutions. We are dedicated to promoting and recognizing small businesses that demonstrate high standards of character and integrity. Our mission is to empower small businesses to thrive in today's competitive market by providing them with the tools and resources they need to build trust and credibility with their customers. With our comprehensive certification process and ongoing support, we help small businesses stand out from the crowd and gain a competitive edge. Join us on this journey to create a business community built on trust and ethical practices.

With several years of invaluable experience in deciphering the digital landscape, we deliver actionable insights that drive your business forward. Gain a deeper understanding of your target audience by delving into their preferences, pain points, and desires. Our comprehensive suite of analytics tools empowers you to decipher the sentiments behind every mention, turning data into actionable strategies that resonate with your audience. Identify key players, detect emerging trends, and track sentiment fluctuations to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Why Get Certified?

Your clients, customers, and employees expect you to lead on ethical business practices.

Small Business Character Certified is the standard for clear and immediate ethical business action. Managed independently, designed for ethical business impact, trusted by many brands. Running an ethical business is critical for all businesses. We urge you to join our movement.

You're one of the good guys. Show it to the world with a SBCC Ethical Business Certification

With some of the biggest businesses on the planet partaking in ethical, social, & financial scandals, more people than ever before distrust companies & corporations.

At SBCC, we aim to help small and mid-size businesses stand out for their ethical character with a Small Business Character Certification (SBCC).

  • Increase Brand Identity - Show the public that you care and you actively work to be a positive influence on the world

  • Attract the Best Talent - Socially & ethically-conscious businesses tend to attract the best talent in their field (and keep them for longer)

  • Become Investor-Friendly - Improve your chances of landing investments & funding with an SBCC certification (investors are looking for companies that prove to be ethically & socially-conscious)

What You Get When You Get Certified?

Certification is open to any company or individual interested in openly acknowledging their support and commitment to high ethical business standards. Current certified companies include a broad cross-section of commercial industry, professional services, and government agencies.

Benefits Include:

  • SBCC news and industry updates (email communication)

  • SBCC digital certificate (updated annually)

  • SBCC digital verification badge

  • FREE Social Listening and Monitoring of your companies ethical practices (Any red flags will be addressed immediately)

  • Data driven quarterly reports showing areas for improvement to keep company in compliance (As needed)

  • Training and coaching opportunities

  • Certified ethical businesses presented to lenders, government, media as requested

  • Discount on Conference sponsorship

  • Accessible tools for marketing and communications

  • Networking opportunities with like-minded professionals

  • Provide resources for certification and learning, including workshops and access to our certified trainers 

  • List your company in our verified SBCC directory. 

Now accepting applications for certification.

Apply today and show the world that you’re ready to tackle Business Ethics.


All SBCC Certifications are based on the calendar year, expiring on December 31st of each year.

Applications received after September 30th will have their payment counted towards the following year’s annual certification fees.

All fees are non-refundable.

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