TRACE International

TRACE International was founded in 2001 by in-house anti-bribery compliance experts to achieve economies of scale and set a common standard for two shared elements of anti-bribery compliance programs: due diligence reviews of commercial intermediaries and anti-bribery training for the global supply chain. TRACE International is a 501c(6) non-profit business association funded by its members; it leverages a shared-cost model to provide practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance services for multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries through a membership program.

AHG’s TRACE certification number is TC2152-3115.

Business Integrity Network Afghanistan (BINA)

Business Integrity Network Afghanistan’s mission is to create a strong private sector coalition, which actively promotes business integrity, made up of member businesses who have committed themselves to operating with integrity and have adopted the policies and practices to do so. With BINA’s assistance, the private sector will be actively engaged in improving the business climate in Afghanistan.
– To reduce the current level of corruption in the country
– To establish a strong network of afghan businesses, committed to increase business integrity and transparency
– To raise and increase awareness about integrity and ethics among businesses
– To reduce transaction costs in dealing with the government
– To foster cleaner business practices
– To increase public confidence in the private sector

AHG’s is proud to be the inaugural member of BINA.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.
They are made up of their 162 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the world, with a Central Secretariat that is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

AHG’s ISO 9001 certification number is Q2014183.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions:
– Access to Capital (Business Financing)
– Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
– Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
– Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)

AHG has been verified by SBA as a qualifying small business.

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Better Business Bureau (BBB)

The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is the network hub for BBBs in the US and Canada. Like BBBs, CBBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers — instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all.

AHG is a BBB accredited business (236006184), see left for our rating.

Intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Certified QuickBooks experts known as ProAdvisors are typically CPAs, accountants, small business advisors or consultants who have been tested and certified on QuickBooks. Certified ProAdvisors help businesses customize QuickBooks for their unique needs and help them get the most out of the software. ProAdvisors are also a great resource if you run into trouble with QuickBooks. ProAdvisor fees are typically reasonable and many businesses feel the investment is valuable. Who are Certified ProAdvisors and why should I consult with one?
– They’re experts in helping small businesses learn, use, and customize QuickBooks
– They’re certified by Intuit Many are accounting and tax experts
– Many businesses are even more satisfied with QuickBooks after working with a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and feel they are a valuable investment.

AHG is a certified Intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor with Gold Status.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The IFC utilizes and leverage its products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. The IFC applies its financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.

AHG’s is a certified IFC BusinessEdge partner.

Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)

Microsoft Certified Partners (MCP) are those independent companies that provide Microsoft-related products or services. Microsoft Certified Partners are independent companies who can help customers with a range of IT projects and specific IT solutions.

AHG’s partner number is 4389696.

SAP Partner Firms

SAP software represents the terms “Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing.” It is related to ERP, which is “Enterprise Resource Planning.” SAP is also the name of the company. The firm is widely recognized as the global leader in enterprise applications in the form of software and services related to software. In terms of market capitalization, SAP would be the third-largest independent software maker in the world.

AHG is a registered SAP Partner for Afghanistan.

Authorize.net Merchant

Connecting a website to the payment processing networks is exceptionally difficult and typically beyond the expertise and technical resources of most online merchants. Instead, merchants can easily connect to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway, which provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. Authorize.Net manages the routing of transactions just like a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world, however, Authorize.Net uses the Internet instead of a phone line.

AHG is a registered Authorize.net merchant for credit card processing.

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