Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
QCA is a for-profit small business enterprise that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are socially and/or economically disadvantaged. In the case of a QCA, we are a corporation solely owned and operated by Sharlene Francois Lairscey. Sharlene owns 100 percent of QCA’s stock and manages and controls QCA’s daily business operations.
Small Business Enterprise
Depending on the industry, size standard eligibility is based on the average number of employees for the preceding 12 months and on sales volume averaged over a 3-year period. QCA currently qualifies as a small business enterprise throughout the United States of America.
Minority Business Enterprise
A minority business enterprise is a business which at least 51 percent is owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more American citizens of the following ethnic minority classifications: 1) African American 2) Asian American 3) Hispanic American 4) Native American. Sharlene comes from a Hispanic American background.
Women Business Enterprise
QCA is a woman-owned organization, solely owned and operated by Sharlene Francois Lairscey. The woman business owner must direct management, policy, fiscal and operational matters. She must also be able to perform in the area specialties practiced by the firm. Sharlene is a hands-on manager serving from a grass roots level to Project Principal and in all areas of quality assurance and quality control.