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  William A. Kirk has simple advice for minority and small business owners who want to grow, scale up operations and be successful: Pay attention to public policy. Kirk, a partner at K&L Gates LLP ,has enjoyed a long and successful career in Washington, D.C.  He served on Capitol Hill for 10 years, first as ... more →
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Winning a prestigious award like the NMSDC Regional Council of the Year doesn’t just happen, explained HMSDC President Richard Huebner. “It’s the direct result of strategic leadership and direction from our board of directors, commitment from a staff that has devoted its career to minority business development, extensive involvement in shaping and implementing our programs ... more →
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Carolyn Mosby, president and CEO of Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, was honored with the Vanguard Award at the annual National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Awards ceremony in New York on May 21. The Vanguard Award is presented to an NMSDC affiliate council president who has exhibited leadership in driving the value proposition for ... more →
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It’s easy for a business to give someone a title and proclaim a commitment to supplier diversity. However, there is a big difference between having a supplier diversity program and having a program that works. Simply put, the difference is in action — not just words. According to Reginald Williams, CEO of Atlanta-based Procurement Resources ... more →
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Having worked with minority business owners for more than 40 years, I am often asked about the fate of minority business enterprises in the U.S. As a community of business owners, we have made progress; however, our future depends on our work today and whether or not we are able to build business capacity. Between ... more →
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Nina Vaca, chairman emeritus of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, provided some insight into challenges faced by Latina entrepreneurs and what USHCC is doing to help them, as well as a look back into her own entrepreneurial beginnings. Women’s Enterprise: What challenges do Latina entrepreneurs face as they try to grow their businesses? ... more →
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Thanks to the advancement of supplier diversity over the years and more corporations valuing the importance of partnering with minority enterprises, receiving the coveted NMSDC Corporation of the Year award is an extremely difficult feat to achieve, let alone earning the honor twice—a feat IBM accomplished to close out last year. MBN USA recently congratulated ... more →
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According to Javier Palomarez, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president & CEO, not only is supplier diversity the right thing to do, but, more importantly, it is a profitable business practice that sets a company’s brand apart and allows it to stay competitive in an increasingly global economy. During a keynote speech at the ... more →
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AT & T Helps Diverse Businesses http://ow.ly/wiT2g
Tim Harden DALLAS, 2014 — AT&T spent $15.5 billion in 2013, or 28 percent of its total spend, with certified diverse suppliers – the highest percentage the company has ever achieved through its supplier diversity program. In 2012, AT&T spent $12.8 billion with diverse suppliers. “Supplier diversity is key to our overall success, and we ... more →
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Cisco Promotes supplier diversity
To appreciate why Denise Coley received the Global-Link International Award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one has to travel beyond the programs, initiatives and minority businesses that Cisco’s director of global supplier diversity business development and change management has coached, mentored and helped for a decade. One must travel to Australia where generations ... more →
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With the bipartisan confirmation of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next Administrator of the Small Business Administration, the American people will have a fierce champion who understands what it means to start a small business, and who has a proven track record of helping other small businesses succeed. As the founder of ProAmérica Bank, Maria helped ... more →
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Great news for diverse business owners.
  Tim Harden DALLAS, 2014 — AT&T spent $15.5 billion in 2013, or 28 percent of its total spend, with certified diverse suppliers – the highest percentage the company has ever achieved through its supplier diversity program. In 2012, AT&T spent $12.8 billion with diverse suppliers. “Supplier diversity is key to our overall success, and ... more →
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We are the Online version of MBN USA, the #1 print  publication supporting the national minority supplier development initiative. MBN USA is the only publication or communications company to ever win the coveted National Minority Supplier Development council (NMSDC) national supplier of the year award received in 2005.