What Supplier Diversity Certification Can Do for Your Business
Watch this webinar to learn how you can get certified as a minority-owned business or woman-owned business.
In this webinar, presented by Accion Opportunity Fund and Fifth Third Bank, you will learn how you can get certified as a minority-owned business or woman-owned business!
Small businesses are on the move, and more than four million minority-owned companies are now in the U.S., with annual sales totaling close to $700 billion. Much of that revenue comes through supplier diversity partnerships with large corporations.
In the spirit of equalizing opportunities, federal, state, and local governments and big corporations reserve a percentage of their contracts exclusively for minority-owned and women-owned businesses. However, to get your share of the contract pie, your business needs to be officially certified.
You will hear from supplier diversity experts including:
- Edwin Cruz, Certification & Sourcing Manager at MSDC
- Fredericka Lartey, Project Director at MSDC
- Nubian Simmons , Owner of The Pink Bakery
- Jewel Smith, Business Growth, Procurement & Resiliency Coach at WBEA
Questions answered in the webinar include:
- What is a supplier diversity certification?
- Why is supplier diversity important?
- How do I get certified as a minority-owned business or a women-owned business?
- What is the difference between a national certification and a regional certification?
- What is an MBE certification?
- What are the benefits of having a supplier diversity program?
- What are the trends in ethical corporate purchasing today?
- What are the benefits of becoming certified?
- How can being a certified diverse supplier help you grow?
- How to prepare for certification?
- What is the certification process?
- What documents do I need to get certified?
- How long does the certification process take?
- How much does certification cost?
- What can getting certified do for you and your business?