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What Supplier Diversity Certification Can Do for Your Business

Watch this webinar on supplier diversity to learn how you can get certified as a minority-owned business or woman-owned business.


What to Expect From Our Webinar on Supplier Diversity

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.

Meet the Experts

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:

  • 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?

At Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), we help businesses to grow and improve their operations. Get in touch to see how AOF could help your business diversify.

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