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

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

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celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

Why Bringing Women Owned Businesses Into Supplier Chain Makes Sense

The gap remains staggering between male and female business owners

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

Supplier diversity is Wal-Mart’s MVP

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Wal-Mart Contest Inspires Long Island Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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How Venture Capital Helps Drive the Startup Economy

Access to Capital is Still a Challenge for Minority Business Enterprises

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

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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

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Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and, over the…

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How Your Business Can Profit From the New Industrial Revolution

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

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Citizens Bank President Pushes for Workforce and Industry Diversity at Chamber

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

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Leaked Documents Reveal Managers Struggling to Manage Diverse Teams

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

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

Is diversity essential for every company?

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Opportunities in Supplier Diversity

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

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SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Discussing Supplier Diversity From a Diverse Perspective

Let’s talk about the benefits of diverse business owners

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

Each company’s organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Are NMSDC and Supplier Diversity at a Crossroads?

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

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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

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

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Mayor Designates Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore

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

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Rainbow PUSH Calls for More Black Auto Dealers, Suppliers

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

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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

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

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2013 Best Companies for Diversity

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

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Charles Barkley Discusses Supplier Diversity at Advertising Week

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

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Diversity Can Be a Driving Force in Business Growth

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

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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.

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Chrysler’s Annual MatchMaker Event Big on Supplier Diversity

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

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

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

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Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers

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

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

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

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Carolinas Supplier Development Chief Tackles Challenges

The organization needs an infusion of programs

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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 tips, however, can…

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NMSDC Honors Top Regional Minority Suppliers

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

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Tapping Supplier Diversity To Energize Your Business

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

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MENTORSHIP
celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

How Female Business Owners Can Start Creating a Network of Mentors

Women now run more than half of all small businesses in the United States

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7 Tips for Mentors to Establish an Effective Relationship

Don’t push mentorship on someone

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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

Here is some advice

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How WBENC Helps Companies & Women-Owned Businesses

The organization continues to support the causes of women entrepreneurs

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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

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

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

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

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Startup Competition Winners Say Mentorship is The Key to Efficiency

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

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UPS Foundation Gives $7.6 Million to Diversity and Veterans Causes

UPS will donate close to $8 million

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NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

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

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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

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

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MANAGING GROWTH
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Five Ways to Grow a Successful Side Business

Tips to help your successful side business grow

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Healthy Competition Will Keep Your Business Growing

Do you have competition in your business environment?

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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

Here is how you can achieve global business success

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

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

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Focus on Diversity Can Drive the Bottom Line, Speaker Says

Diversity is key for any business to succeed

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Back to School Lessons for Growing Your Business

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

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Start Small, Grow Towards Financing Your Business

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

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Startup Culture’s Lack of Diversity Stifles Innovation

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

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Do Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions?

How are companies handling diversity in Europe?

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Ten Steps to Grow Your Business

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

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