Awards and Testimonials

Bay Area Contract Compliance Officers Association-25 Years of Service to the Women and Minority Business Community
National Assn. of Minority Contractors of Southern CA-Minority Business Advocate of the Year


U.S Dept. of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency-Minority Media Cornerstone Award


Black Business Association of Los Angeles – Outstanding Entrepreneur Award


LA Mayor’s Advisory Board, Office of Small Business Assistance – Mayor Tom Bradley


Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award


Building Connections for 39 Years
Industry Leadership and Up-To-Date Resources for Your Business

Small Business Exchange Inc., is the ultimate business information hub for Small Businesses, Disadvantaged, Asian, Black, Hispanic Woman and Disabled Veteran-owned Businesses.

  • Founded in 1984 by Gerald W. Johnson and Valerie Voorhies, SBE, has been working for over two decades to provide businesses with the most powerful tools available and accurate, up-to-date information about contract opportunities in the public and private marketplaces.
  • Through the years, SBE has expanded services to include information on legislative, financial, purchasing and marketing resources, helping to create links between buyers and sellers.
  • With a database of over 1.5 Millions diversity business, the Small Business Exchange Inc., database is the largest non-public database in the nation, and offers targeted access to most effectively find the resources and firms you need.

SBE's continual investment in computer technology enables us to offer easy, economical access to banks, public agencies and private companies. With the introduction of new programs such as our Business Retention and Economic Impact Software, and our MONIKER tracking and documentation software, as well as our Communications portal, the Universal Call Center, we are able to help companies large and small meet the various business challenges they face.

Our technology and telecommunications platform maximizes opportunities for all businesses in the national marketplace, and provides financial institutions with the critical information on potential loan opportunities.

These technologies offer a significant competitive advantage, and help agencies, Primes and Small Businesses most effectively meet their goals.   We'd like to do the same for you – give us a call to see how we can help!


"I have always had the peace of mind knowing that the Small Business Exchange has been 100% in compliance with the minority regulations from the various Owners that we bid projects with.The Small Business Exchange has a professional and competent staff and I have nothing but the highest praise for the Small Business Exchange.”
-Skanska USA Civil West California District Inc

"You’re at the top of my list. Whenever I have an outreach requirement, I just grab the phone and call SBE. “
-Expedient Energy

"Doing business with SBE has been a pleasure. SBE provides a thorough and effective outreach service. SBE is a great asset to our outreach program.”
-Atkinson Construction

"I know that when a representative of SBE, indirectly represents McCarthy contacts subcontractors - it is always with professionalism.”
-McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

"We have never been rejected for being out of compliance due to activity deliverables from SBE. That makes business for both entities much more profitable.”
-Xerox Corporation

"SBE’s documentation is superb!”

"SBE has really added value to this whole operation.””


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