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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart Five Ways to Grow a Successful Side Business Discussing Supplier Diversity From a Diverse Perspective Healthy Competition Will Keep Your Business Growing Dodd-Frank Act Includes Creation of Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Are NMSDC and Supplier Diversity at a Crossroads? 7 Tips for Mentors to Establish an Effective Relationship Going Global With Your Business? Here Are The Steps to Achieve It Chrysler Group Hosts Michigan Matchmaking Event to Cultivate Growth in Small Businesses 5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Program Success Mayor Designates Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore Why Bringing Women Owned Businesses Into Supplier Chain Makes Sense Rainbow PUSH Calls for More Black Auto Dealers, Suppliers 7 Deadly Sins of Business Growth Find Out How to Get Your Product on a Wal-Mart Shelf Recognizing and Managing the 5 Stages of Small Business Growth 6 Tips for Making Mentorships Work How to Make Your Name a Rockstar Brand Like Martha Stewart’s How WBENC Helps Companies & Women-Owned Businesses Focus on Diversity Can Drive the Bottom Line, Speaker Says Why Bringing Women-Owned Business into the Supply Chain Makes Sense Professional Diversity Network Launches Inaugural Diversity Recruitment Conference in Chicago, IL Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help 2013 Best Companies for Diversity Charles Barkley Discusses Supplier Diversity at Advertising Week Diversity Can Be a Driving Force in Business Growth Martin Ekechukwu Pushed The Growth of His Tea Brand Into Retail Stores Natural Hair is Big Business For Black Entrepreneurs Avis Budget Group Named to Supplier Diversity “Best of the Best” List Chrysler’s Annual MatchMaker Event Big on Supplier Diversity Minority Businesses Converge on Chrysler Group Headquarters to Become Top Tier Suppliers New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Salutes Veteran Multicultural Businesses Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers USHCC Applauds Ford for a 35 Year Commitment to its Supplier Diversity and Development Program Diversity and Mentorship Opportunities Important to Save-A-Lot Employees Wal-Mart Contest Inspires Long Island Entrepreneurs Siena College Student Hoping to Get His Invention on Wal-Mart Shelves Startup Competition Winners Say Mentorship is The Key to Efficiency Back to School Lessons for Growing Your Business Start Small, Grow Towards Financing Your Business Access to Capital is Still a Challenge for Minority Business Enterprises How You Can Gain Greater Access to Federal Contracts How Your Business Can Profit From the New Industrial Revolution Startup Culture’s Lack of Diversity Stifles Innovation Citizens Bank President Pushes for Workforce and Industry Diversity at Chamber Carolinas Supplier Development Chief Tackles Challenges Leaked Documents Reveal Managers Struggling to Manage Diverse Teams Hiring Need Spurs CEO Push for Diversity from General Electric, Xerox Do Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions? UPS Foundation Gives $7.6 Million to Diversity and Veterans Causes Dennis Kimbro to Keynote Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Conference Silicon Valley Utility Industry Conference Showcases Minority and Women Owned Businesses NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership Gloria Pualani Honored as One of the Top 50 Women in Corporate Supplier Diversity Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners Changing the Game and Making History: How Supplier Diversity Is Walmart’s MVP Ford’s Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals Five Steps to Becoming a Supplier for America’s Largest Retailer NMSDC Honors Top Regional Minority Suppliers getSupplier Diversity Forum: How Entrepreneurs Can Partner with Corporations Ten Steps to Grow Your Business Tapping Supplier Diversity To Energize Your Business Opportunities in Supplier Diversity

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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart

Have you purchased one for your child?

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Five Ways to Grow a Successful Side Business

A side business can be successful if managed right

Tips to help your successful side business grow

By C. Daniel Baker

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Discussing Supplier Diversity From a Diverse Perspective

How to make improvements in the current state of corporate supplier diversity affairs and your supplier

Let’s talk about the benefits of diverse business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Healthy Competition Will Keep Your Business Growing

Expert Richard Duncan explains why businesses perform best when there's competition near

Do you have competition in your business environment?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dodd-Frank Act Includes Creation of Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

The federal banking agencies establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

Each company’s organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion

By C. Daniel Baker

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Are NMSDC and Supplier Diversity at a Crossroads?

Is supplier diversity a priority for the NMSDC anymore?

Sources suggest that there now is a rift between the old guard and the new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Tips for Mentors to Establish an Effective Relationship

Building a lasting relationship is what mentorship is about

Don’t push mentorship on someone

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Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Going Global With Your Business? Here Are The Steps to Achieve It

With the widespread adoption of the social network culture in most countries of the world, accessing global customers is fairly easy

Here is how you can achieve global business success

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Chrysler Group Hosts Michigan Matchmaking Event to Cultivate Growth in Small Businesses

More than 2,500 applications were submitted for participation by Michigan businesses

Chrysler Group opened its doors to host an event matching its own business needs and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top 5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Success Tips allow organizations to more competitively seek contracts and growth opportunities

5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Program Success

Cintas Corporation shared its top five strategies for supplier diversity success

According to a 2012 survey, nearly 72 percent of organizations expect their total supplier diversity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mayor Designates Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore

Supplier diversity is a key initiative in the state of Maryland

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake designated the week of October 28th – November 1st, as Supplier Diversity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

Why Bringing Women Owned Businesses Into Supplier Chain Makes Sense

On average less than 1% of global corporate or government spend is on women-owned businesses in any country

The gap remains staggering between male and female business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rainbow PUSH Calls for More Black Auto Dealers, Suppliers

Rainbow PUSH Coalition leaders Wednesday urged automakers to add more African-American automotive dealers and African-American suppliers

The push is on for more automotive companies to make diversity a priority

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7 Deadly Sins of Business Growth

Here's how to stay away from a business funeral

There are several underlying issues that make growing your company completely different from everything else…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Find Out How to Get Your Product on a Wal-Mart Shelf

Do you think your product belong on the prize Wal-Mat shelves?

Supplier diversity is Wal-Mart’s MVP

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Recognizing and Managing the 5 Stages of Small Business Growth

Here's how to know whether your business is growing or not

Understanding the stages of small business growth and inherent problems can help you assess where…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Personality Compatibility: Take note of substantive interactions with your potential mentor. As with any long-term relationship, it's important to make sure your personalities complement each other. Be aware of communication habits, goals and mindset on pursuit of goals. Also, some mentors have personal qualities that one aspires to. If that's the case for you, be sure to choose someone who has positive personality traits you would like to strengthen.

6 Tips for Making Mentorships Work

Mentorship needs commitment from both sides

Here is some advice

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Make Your Name a Rockstar Brand Like Martha Stewart’s

Can your name become as big as Martha's?

Can our names become rockstar brands like Martha’s, too?

By C. Daniel Baker

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How WBENC Helps Companies & Women-Owned Businesses

The event featured a plethora of speakers who were really focused on benefitting the WBEs

The organization continues to support the causes of women entrepreneurs

By C. Daniel Baker

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workplace diversity

Focus on Diversity Can Drive the Bottom Line, Speaker Says

Those are all good reasons, but businesses should also look for ways in which an emphasis on diversity can help drive growth

Diversity is key for any business to succeed

By C. Daniel Baker

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National Association of Women Business Owners Partners with LeanIn.org

Why Bringing Women-Owned Business into the Supply Chain Makes Sense

Supplier diversity is key for women's advancement

One of the primary ways that large companies can sustainably empower women is through supplier…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Professional Diversity Network Launches Inaugural Diversity Recruitment Conference in Chicago, IL

The US total diversity labor force currently exceeds 56 million individuals

Professional Diversity Network, announced today that it will host its inaugural Professional Diversity Networking Conference…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

What do you think a mentor really is?

A mentor relationship doesn’t have to be formal, complicated or time-consuming.

By C. Daniel Baker

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2013 Best Companies for Diversity

A compiled list of companies with the most diverse employees

The companies that appear on the HispanicBusiness 2013 Best Companies for Diversity list are not…

By Sasha King

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Charles Barkley Discusses Supplier Diversity at Advertising Week

Charles Barkley agrees to speak about the importance of supplier diversity in advertising

It’s not every day that an NBA Hall of Famer and basketball television analyst leaves…

By Sasha King

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Diversity Can Be a Driving Force in Business Growth

University of Virginia professor argues that “There is opportunity in disparity"

Businesses often embrace diversity among their employees, customers and suppliers for compliance reasons, ethical reasons…

By Sasha King

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Martin Ekechukwu Pushed The Growth of His Tea Brand Into Retail Stores

Emerging entrepreneur is brewing an empire in the beverage industry

Experts have long touted tea as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks and even flavored…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Natural Hair is Big Business For Black Entrepreneurs

A lucrative industry for a new generation of hair care product suppliers

Wendi Levy, 43, and Kim Etheredge, 41, two biracial women, started their company, Mixed Chicks,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Avis Budget Group Named to Supplier Diversity “Best of the Best” List

Avis' supplier diversity program is recognized as the top program for women business owners.

Avis’ supplier diversity program is recognized as the top program for women business owners.

By Sasha King

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Chrysler’s Annual MatchMaker Event Big on Supplier Diversity

Chrysler's annual matchmaker event helps minority owned businesses gain access to supplier development.

Chrysler Group is committed to creating a diverse and sustainable supply base that directly reflects…

By Sasha King

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Minority Businesses Converge on Chrysler Group Headquarters to Become Top Tier Suppliers

The automaker held its 14th annual Matchmaker event attracting nearly 3,000 minority, veteran and women-owned enterprises

Chrysler Group’s supplier diversity goals require that 10% of a Tier 1 supplier’s procurement buy…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Number of Jobs Created Misses Expectations

New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Salutes Veteran Multicultural Businesses

Are you part of the council?

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) celebrated veteran minority…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers

Over 80 suppliers attended the forum

Pepco’s focused on serving disabled veteran owned businesses, as well as minority and woman owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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workplace diversity

USHCC Applauds Ford for a 35 Year Commitment to its Supplier Diversity and Development Program

Diversity efforts land Ford honors

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends Ford Motor Company for its Supplied…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Diversity and Mentorship Opportunities Important to Save-A-Lot Employees

How important is diversity and mentorship at your company?

Jason Harris went from senior procurement buyer to category director for Save-A-Lot using their mentoring…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Contest Inspires Long Island Entrepreneurs

A total of five winners will have the chance to sell their products on walmart.com, and possibly in Walmart stores

Now, Mazzurco and more than 30 Long Island individuals and companies are hoping to hit…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Siena College Student Hoping to Get His Invention on Wal-Mart Shelves

Do you think he has a shot at winning?

A Siena College student is getting national attention for inventing a device to help train…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Startup Competition Winners Say Mentorship is The Key to Efficiency

Owners of WeDidIt crowdfunding platform talk how mentorship helped them

Finding a mentor early is the best way startups can focus on the things that…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Back to School Lessons for Growing Your Business

You're never too old for some schooling

As children go back to school, what they do is a reminder for business. Consider…

By C. Daniel Baker

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If banks turn down your request for financing, consider a factor

Start Small, Grow Towards Financing Your Business

Patience is essential when starting a business

Friends and family are the No. 1 source for financing of new businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Venture Capital Helps Drive the Startup Economy

Access to Capital is Still a Challenge for Minority Business Enterprises

Have you confronted barriers in trying to raise capital for your business

For new businesses having access to working capital could mean the difference between the success…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Creating Access and Opportunity for Women-Owned Small Businesses via ChallengeHER

How You Can Gain Greater Access to Federal Contracts

Small Business opportunities in America's federal supply chain.

SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and, over the…

By Marie Johns

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How Your Business Can Profit From the New Industrial Revolution

American manufacturing is poised to enter a new era of explosive growth

It is imperative that African American companies, large and small, fully participate in this new…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Startup Culture’s Lack of Diversity Stifles Innovation

By aiming the bar of entry high and at more affluent customers, Startup culture is missing a chance to diversify

If you’re young and poor in America, odds are you use a smartphone.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Citizens Bank President Pushes for Workforce and Industry Diversity at Chamber

Citizens Bank Pennsylvania remains committed to building the region’s economy, workforce and diversity.

Because Citizens is actually over capitalized, its business loan business is up 20 percent when…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Carolinas Supplier Development Chief Tackles Challenges

The Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council focus is helping both communities develop strategies to improve their bottom line.

The organization needs an infusion of programs

By C. Daniel Baker

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Leaked Documents Reveal Managers Struggling to Manage Diverse Teams

Target's Diversity Scripts empower leaders to address difficult and real-life diversity situations

The scripts present a long list of possible scenarios in which managers and employees discuss…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Hiring Need Spurs CEO Push for Diversity from General Electric, Xerox

Big corporations such as GM are realizing that hiring more women and minorities is good for profits

Is diversity essential for every company?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Do Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions?

The topic is diversity in London

How are companies handling diversity in Europe?

By C. Daniel Baker

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UPS Foundation Gives $7.6 Million to Diversity and Veterans Causes

UPS Foundation continues its efforts helping out communities

UPS will donate close to $8 million

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dennis Kimbro To Keynote Diveristy Supplier Convention

Dennis Kimbro to Keynote Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Conference

Dr. Kimbro is the author of "The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires."

This year’s theme: “Leading Economic Impact – One Connection at A Time,” will highlight best…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Silicon Valley National Utility Industry Conference Displays American MWBE-led Innovation and Industry Trends

Silicon Valley Utility Industry Conference Showcases Minority and Women Owned Businesses

Conference was attended by over 20 utility companies from across the country

Minority and women entrepreneurs with innovative solutions attended the 30th anniversary conference focused on developing…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

Alliance aims to grow minority owned businesses

This agreement will provide minority business enterprises a new opportunity at one of the country’s…

By C. Daniel Baker

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WE USA Magazine Honors Northrop Grumman's Gloria Pualani for Supplier Diversity

Gloria Pualani Honored as One of the Top 50 Women in Corporate Supplier Diversity

Pualani is an advocate for small, women-owned and minority-owned business

Pualani was recognized for playing an integral role in connecting diverse suppliers with purchasing opportunities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ford's Supplier Diversity Development Program: 35 Years of Empowering Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners

Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners

Veterans are the new key focus for the Supplier Diversity Development program

In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wal-Mart

Changing the Game and Making History: How Supplier Diversity Is Walmart’s MVP

The retail giant is highlighting its lauded supplier diversity efforts by paying tribute not only to Robinson but to everyday African American history makers.

Walmart last year teamed up with Black Enterprise to develop a series of 20/20 Vision…

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Ford’s Award-Winning Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford’s Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford purchased $5.7 billion in goods and services from minority-owned businesses in 2012

Every year Ford aims to source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority,and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Five Steps to Becoming a Supplier for America’s Largest Retailer

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart.

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart. The tips, however, can…

By Derek T. Dingle

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National Minority Supplier Development Council

NMSDC Honors Top Regional Minority Suppliers

The 16 outstanding Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses represent a broad range of industries

The 16 outstanding Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses represent a broad range of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Black Enterprise teamed up with Walmart to host 20/20 Vision: Supplier Diversity in the 21st Century, a forum to explore opportunities with corporate entities and the City of Chicago. The economic forum was designed to explore how entrepreneurs can best position their ventures to form profitable partnerships with large corporations as part of their supply chain. The day long event, which was held at the Chicago Hilton, covered topics like “Navigating the Procurement Maze” and “Scaling Up To Meet The Right Contract.” Here are some of the highlights from the program:

getSupplier Diversity Forum: How Entrepreneurs Can Partner with Corporations

Highlights from the 2012 Vision 20/20 Forum hosted by Black Enterprise and Wal-mart

Black Enterprise and Walmart hosts the Vision 20/20 Forum to help small businesses become more…

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Ten Steps to Grow Your Business

A supplier diversity executive divulges the secrets to landing contracts

Ten tips to help entrepreneurs best position their companies to gain business from major corporations.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top 5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Success Tips allow organizations to more competitively seek contracts and growth opportunities

Tapping Supplier Diversity To Energize Your Business

Key advice for entrepreneurs who want to establish and grow business with major corporations

Black Enterprise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle led an insightful panel for Minority Enterprise Development…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Opportunities in Supplier Diversity

Innovation drives a business model for finding new companies

Despite the tentative economy, Karen Blackwell, manager of supplier diversity and development for Nestlé Business…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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