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Supplier Intelligence

Top Resources for LGBTQ Small Business Enterprises

Businesses owned by individuals who describe themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) are finding a place at the supplier diversity table. In fact, for some in the supplier diversity field, the term has become known as a “next frontier” in the field.

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Winning Resources for Women-Owned Small-Business Enterprises

The goal of business owners competing in marketplaces always is to grab the attention of viable corporate supply chains seeking unique products and services. That goal is no different if the small business enterprise is run by a woman, and many owners of women-led companies are leveraging available resources to help make that happen.

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Key Resources for Native American–Owned Small Business Enterprises

Business development is viewed as a linchpin for the overall well-being of many communities—a generator of economic development, jobs, and a tax base to pay for citizen services.

Among ethnic communities in the United States, business development may be no more important than in the Native American world, where economic, social, and spiritual influences are interconnected.

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4 Supplier Diversity Best Practices You’re Not Following

Let's talk about why your supplier diversity program is underperforming.

You want to diversify your supplier base. You create a position for a supplier diversity manager and hire someone with the appropriate qualifications. You step back and let your new supplier diversity professional get to work. The results are underwhelming. Why? Because just like you wouldn't expect to undertake a long road trip without directions to your destination, no matter how passionate you are about supplier diversity, if you're not following best practices, your efforts will be ineffective:

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Using Technology to Enhance a Supplier Development Program

We rely on technology to ease our way in so many areas of our lives, from the automatic coffee maker ensuring we have that first blessed cup in the morning to smartphones that keep us connected to people and information throughout the day. It's time to embrace how technology can enhance our supplier development programs so that we spend less time grinding the coffee by hand and more time connecting with our suppliers.

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For over a decade CVM's mission has remained unchanged: lead the transformation of Supplier Diversity program management and support Supplier Diversity programs. CVM helps corporate supplier diversity programs in every stage of their evolution; from those that are just getting started, to the most advanced, world-class programs. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expertise guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their Supplier Diversity initiatives.