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Supplier Diversity Intelligence

John Suarez

John Suarez is the Marketing Manager at CVM Solutions where he is in charge of brand development, advertising strategy, website management, marketing processes & statistics, general communication and public relations. He has dual degrees in Marketing and Business Management from Illinois State University.

Recent Posts

The Definitive Guide for Woman-Owned Businesses

It's becoming more commonly known that supplier diversity and woman-owned business enterprises (WBEs) are essential for economic success. Let’s look at a few numbers to see why.

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What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: Minority-Owned Businesses

Minority business enterprises (MBEs) are a cornerstone of supplier diversity. Companies partner with these third parties to provide important opportunities to the community, secure government incentives, and, ultimately, increase operational efficiency to boost their bottom lines.

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The Economic Impact Hosting a World Cup Has on a Nation

The 2026 World Cup was announced June 13, 2018. The much-awaited announcement declared that the United Bid - a combined bid from the US, Mexico, and Canada - had won, cementing a 2026 World Cup in North America. The United Bid denied Morocco the chance to host The ‘Cup by winning a vote of 134 to 65 by FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. The locations are still in flux, but the World Cup is coming to North America.

But 2026 feels like a lifetime away. So why are we talking about it now?

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What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: Women-Owned Businesses

Women-owned businesses are an undeniable, impressive contributor to the American economy. No examination of the current state and future path of supplier diversity would be complete without assessing how women’s business enterprises (WBEs) drive innovation, growth, and opportunity for themselves, the companies they partner with, the people they employ, and the communities they support.

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The Definitive Guide for Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises

Approximately 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses are small businesses - nearly 30 million —and eight million of those are classified as diverse businesses, including veteran-owned firms.

According to the Small Business Administration and census estimates, veteran-owned firms showed receipts of $1.14 trillion, an aggregate annual payroll of $195 billion, and employed over five million people in 2012. Approximately 7.3 percent of those veterans reported having a service-connected disability.

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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.