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Become a Strategic Supplier via Supplier Diversity and Inclusion

Small businesses, especially minority-owned small businesses, are well placed to lead the U.S. in economic growth in the coming years. The combination of a growing minority population and the number of government-sponsored small business assistance programs makes now a great time to be a minority-owned small business. In fact, with increased spending power in minority communities and the prevalence of supplier diversity programs, companies that...
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The “Currencies” of Becoming a Certified Minority-Owned Business

Small businesses, especially minority-owned small businesses, are well placed to lead the U.S. in economic growth in the coming years. The combination of a growing minority population and the number of government-sponsored small business assistance and private sector supplier diversity and inclusion programs makes now a great time to be a minority-owned small business.
In fact, with increased spending power in minority communities and the...
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How to Launch a Vendor Management Office and Get It Right

Once your organization reaches a tipping point, you'll get a strong ROI from creating a vendor management office (VMO). Although the tipping point varies by organization, Forrester reports that 39 percent of companies with at least 1,000 employees have a VMO, as do about half of companies with at least 5,000 employees.

An effective VMO goes beyond basic procurement functions to deliver strategic value by optimizing...

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New South Florida MBE Experiences Substantial Growth and Customer Expansion in 2014 After Joining SFMSDC and Securing MBE Credential

The year 2014 was one marked by growth and very a strong Q3 and Q4 performance for SFMSDC Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) affiliate Rafael Marrero & Company.

This Coconut Grove based, minority owned and operated management consulting firm is a Project and Vendor Management Consultancy specializing in solutions that enable its clients to drive cost savings, mitigate risk, and institute repeatable winning processes. Rafael Marrero...

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