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Certification & Supplier Diversity A Great Business Partnership by Heather Cox

Consumers have a plethora of choices when selecting a service or product provider, so a differentiated marketing strategy is a key to business success. One vital way to differentiate yourself from the pack by certifying your...
by cknecht
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Top Corporations for Women Businesses Honored

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) recently released its list of the Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). This award is given only to the  corporations that demonstrate excellen...
by cknecht
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Supplier Diversity Spotlight: US Cellular

Making supplier diversity a competitive advantage. Headquartered in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is among the largest wireless telecommunication networks in the country and ranks among the top for customer satisfaction ratings. Thi...
by cknecht
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Social Media 101: An Introduction for Diverse Businesses

  Social media is a valuable tool that is often misunderstood and underutilized by diverse businesses. In a recent survey conducted by MBEConnect, over 30% of respondents indicated that they did not use social media for...
by cknecht
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The Art of Collaboration by Darrius Wright

This post was guest-written by Darrius Wright. Famed Cubist Pablo Picasso said, “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There i...
by cknecht
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Event Spotlight: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual National Convention

An inside look at the largest gathering of Hispanic Business Owners in the country… By Caroline Knecht Hispanic Americans are starting businesses at a faster rate than other demographics in the United States, resulting ...
by cknecht
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Interview with David A. Hinson: MBDA National Director

Minority Business Development Agency Works to Boost U.S. Job Creation MBEConnect recently interviewed Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) National Director David A. Hinson about his Agency and new developments for Mi...
by cknecht
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NCAID

NCAIED: Leading the way for Native American Entrepreneurs

The National Center for American Indian Economic Development (NCAIED) leads economic development and promoting commerce in Indian Country and beyond. Native Americans have participated in commerce and trade domestically and ...
by cknecht
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Javier Palomarez Interview

Interview with USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez

Javier Palomarez currently serves as the President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the leading advocate for Hispanic-owned businesses. Through over 200 local Hispanic chambers throughout th...
by cknecht
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Welcome to the Fall Issue

From the Editor: The Fall Issue – The Largest Yet Welcome to the third issue of MBEConnect Profiles magazine. The Fall Issue is being released during an especially active time for supplier diversity events. MBEConnect i...
by cknecht
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Supplier Diversity Spotlight: Nestlé

Nestlé is committed to having a diverse supplier base and utilizes minority, woman and veteran-owned suppliers across every aspect of its business. With five major companies in the U.S. – Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Profe...
by cknecht
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Ready, Aim, Hire.

Many small businesses begin with a single industrious person at the helms. Juggling all the responsibilities of a business can quickly become overwhelming. Rather than hiring when the need arises, many entrepreneurs postpone ...
by cknecht
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