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Supplier Diversity: Understanding Minority Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Certifications
Are you a Diverse Supplier seeking new opportunities and growth?

By completing this online course, you will be able to start your journey as a diverse supplier eligible for procurement plans for government, not-for-profits and the private industry.

What does it mean to be a diverse supplier?

A diverse supplier is considered to be a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group.

 
Participating in a supplier diversity program offers small business owners the opportunity to grow

Why does it matter to small businesses?

Most businesses in America—more than 32.5 million—are small businesses. Many small businesses still lack access to opportunities, funding, and other resources, which is why the federal government first established programs to help them succeed 90 years ago.

Participating in a supplier diversity program offers small business owners the opportunity to expand market share, grow their companies, discover new partners, and create new revenue streams. You’ll also be exposed to special training, education, and networking opportunities.

Course Part One

This online course is designed to help established diverse businesses develop an understanding of and rationale for becoming a certified diverse supplier.

Part one includes a self-guided learning experience that will educate you on the following:

Module 1

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Introduction to Supplier Diversity and Certifications


The first module will help you understand what it means to be a diverse supplier and introduce you to various supplier diversity programs and certifications.

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Module 2

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Supplier Diversity Certifications Programs


The second module will help you gather details about the various supplier diversity certification programs offered in the United States.

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Module 3

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Business Growth for Diverse Suppliers


The final module of this course will help you identify the growth opportunities and avenues available for diverse suppliers. Proceed to Course Part 2 upon completion.

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Course Part Two

Part two provides an extended learning experience with an expert-led live discussion and Q&A.

Once participants have completed the self-paced portion of the course, they can attend an expert-led discussion to further engage and work through concepts learned during the self-guided content.

Live Event (Online)

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Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned or Veteran-Owned Business


This live Q&A, facilitated by a certified SCORE mentor on December 29 at 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT, will answer your specific questions about getting certified as a minority business enterprise and other certifications.

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Live Event (Online)

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Should You Get Certified as a Woman-owned, Veteran-owned or Minority-owned Business?


Join this webinar on January 19 at 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT to hear frequently asked questions on this topic and to get answers to your questions about minority business certifications.

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Recorded Webinar

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Supplier Diversity & Certifications - You have Questions, SCORE Has Answers


View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions and enriching your knowledge about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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