A National Task Force of Entrepreneurs


If you are pursing a business venture, Brigette's Technology Consulting and Research Firm (hereby known as the "Firm"), a non-governmental organization, may help you achieve that goal. The Certified Intelligent Entrepreneur (CIE) and Certified Associate Entrepreneur (CAE) designations were design by the Firm to provide credibility to business owners and independent consultants who desire to be recognized as global professionals and leaders. These designations are key to stimulating the exploration of diverse knowledge warranted to enhance professional growth and achieve business success, forming a National Task Force of Entrepreneurs (NTFE).


Accreditation represents the qualified courses that are provided by creditable sources: professional associations, businesses, and educational institutions. Professional Development Credits (PDCs), which include contact hours, may be applied for each seminar or virtual seminar attended from 2016 to the present.

Disclaimer: This Certification program is not affiliated with any governmental certification programs.

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Certified Intelligent Entrepreneur Certification Examination  [AVAILABLE]

This 3-year certification was designed for entrepreneurs who meet the following requirements:

Examination Categories:

Successful candidates will:



Certified Associate Entrepreneur Certification Examination [AVAILABLE]

This 3-year certification was designed for entrepreneurs who meet the following requirements:

Examination categories:

Successful candidates will:


Maintaining a Designation

To maintain the CIE or CAE designation, the Firm requires the following:

Submission of PDCs [Click Here for Form]

All initial applicants and designates are required to keep records of their continuing education credits (contact hours) to maintain their certification. Each non-credit online MOOC, 1-hour or more webinar, webcast, seminar, or course will count as 1 PDC. Send all credit points (copy of certificates or transcript highlighting credits) in one package and not individually when the total points required have been acquired along with the application or re-application and processing fee to the Firm.


Certified Global Entrepreneurial Task Forces (CGETF) [NOT AVAIABLE]

This certification was designed for entrepreneurs who meet all of the following requirements:

Note. Designates are required to participate in the task force initiatives assigned for a period of 1 year at no cost to the Firm; afterward the member will be under no obligation to serve on the Task Force.

Examination Categories:

Successful candidates will:




MBE : Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine        The Principal Financial Group        Watson Wyatt Worldwide

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Corporate Sponsors

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"Register to do business with the U.S. government: The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government."

"The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act rewrites the portion of the Small Business Act governing set-asides. . .
he 2015 NDAA would appear to require a formal certification in order for a small business to be awarded a set-aside contract.
" (E-mail communication 8/30/2016)

Congress, through the 2015 NDAA, made several changes/updates to the WOSB/EDWOSB majority-women-owned small business set-aside program. These changes included: (1) Ending the self-certification option (which has brought about a high level of ineligible firms receiving contracts intended for WOSB/EDWOSB firms) and requiring that firms be certified as a WOSB or EDWOSB by a Federal Agency, a State Government, SBA, or a national certifying entity approved by the SBA. (2) Adding sole source authority to the program (for contracts that do not exceed $4M / $6.5M for manufacturing contracts). (3) Completing a study by January 2, 2016 to update eligible industries for the program."

Contracting with the Federal Government: Beware

In response to this statutory mandate, SBA asked the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) of the U.S. Department of Commerce for assistance in conducting a new study on the WOSB Program, . . OCE found that women-owned businesses were less likely to win Federal contracts in 254 of the 304 industries included in the study."

"Only 5% of startups are owned by women, and that only 3-5% of all women-owned businesses receive venture capital funding."

U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States."





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