Ceva Brown

Founder of CDK Logistics

Ceva Brown is the president and proud owner of CDKLogistics. The idea behind establishing this company was to uplift the minority and specifically the participation of women in the business sector. CDKLogistics is a logistics company based in Chicago Illinois. Ceva is responsible for supervising all the daily operations and direction of the company, she also leads the board that puts forward the company targets and goals. 

Ms. Brown has an extensive combined experience of over 10 years in managing customer service procedures, building product, and brand awareness as well as administrating transportation and logistics operations. The continuous hard work and dedication to her field, proved to be quite beneficial when she started up her setup and opened gates for people in minorities who share the same vision as her’s. Ceva started building her network in 2017, opened a regional delivery service, and gradually expanded her services. In 2019, she got a breakthrough and extended her network even further. Ms. Brown is always looking to find best practices to further enhance the speed of operations and expedite the workflow. CDKLogistics constantly looks to create the most cost-effective and shortest routes of transportation that improve the customer satisfaction rate and builds trust in the company.

About CdkLogistics

CDKLogistics provides world class services specializing in the integration of logistics and transportation. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois as a third-party logistics service provider, we are dedicated to helping improve the supply chain. We are committed to providing the most effective transportation solutions through our partnerships with our diverse fleet of dedicated carriers in the US. Since opening in 2017, we’ve been committed to providing services to individuals and local businesses in the Chicagoland Area and the Midwest by focusing on reliability, dependability, and efficiency. Our success and expansion have been possible because of our performance and due diligence. When doing business with CDKLogistics rest assured that your freight is in the right hands. If you are ready to create a partnership with a dependable and cost-effective third-party logistics service provider, contact our logistics company at 773-729-2313 to learn more about the customized transportation solutions we can provide to your company.

COURSE INTRODUCTION

The information provided will prepare you to submit your certification application for your city, local, state and/or national portals. 

We will focus on:

  • Starting a business
  • Qualifications for minority/woman certifications
  • Types of certifications
  • The benefits of becoming certified
  • Accessing and completing your certification portal

Frequenlty Asked Questions

  1. Know your business concept/what kind of business you want to start
  2. Business Name: Do 1 to 2 searches of your business name on the web, Search your secretary of state office before making your name final selection.
  3. Business Structure Type : LLC, Sole Proprietor, Corporation, Partnership.
  4. Register your business & obtain an EIN (EIN number are free of charge)
  5. Articles of Incorporation

Note: When setting up your business make sure to have a home or virtual address (you can not use P.O. Boxes when registering your articles of incorporation) Please make sure all addresses MATCH!

  • If your business is at least 51% of the organization must be owned, operated, and ran by one or more minority members
  • A minority owner must be a U.S. citizen
  • An owner must have an ethnic background of at least 25% Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Pacific, or Asian-Indian descent
  • A minority owner must have paperwork to prove their background
  • You get the opportunity to participate in local, state and government contracts.
  • Increase business partnerships opportunities with larger companies.
  • Many networking opportunities with the organization you are certified through
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  • You have access to workshops, training, financial & management guidance
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  • Access to national database of corporations and government entities with Supplier Diversity programs
  • MBE (Minority Business Enterprise)
  • WBE (Women Business Enterprise)
  • WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council)
  • NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council)
  • DBE (Disadvantage Business Enterprise)
  • WOSB (Women Owned Small Business)
  • SDVBE (Small Disadvantage Veteran Business Enterprise)
  • LGBTBE (National LGBT Chamber of Commerce)
  • The certification process generally takes 90 days.
  • The city and state certifications are free.
  • The national certification fees varies between $350-$1250. The prices vary depending on your gross annual receipts.
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Good Standing Letter
  • (if applicable)
  • LLC Regulations and/or Operating Agreement
  • Proof of Investment and/ or capital contribution
  • Payroll
  • (if applicable)
  • History Business
  • (if applicable)
  • Current Resume
  • Driver’s License
  • Birth certificate
  • Bank signature card/bank resolution
  • Profit Loss statements
  • Balance sheets
  • 3 Years of Federal income taxes
  • Personal Net Worth Statement

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