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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: Veterans

When people hear the term “supplier diversity,” they usually think of minority-owned businesses (MBEs), women-owned businesses (WBEs), or LGBTQ-owned businesses. Often, veteran-owned businesses (as well as businesses owned by service-disabled veterans) are not even considered.

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Diverse Supplier Spotlight: Crooked Water Spirits

Four years ago, Heather Manley was struck with inspiration. Sipping on a beautiful local craft spirit, she realized there was a significant difference between micro vs macro spirits. Comparing this difference to a tomato out of the garden vs out of the store, she realized there was a market for innovative craft spirits. Thus, in 2013 Crooked Water Spirits (CWS) was born.

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What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: LGBTQ

The LGBTQ business community has been emerging as a major player in the world of supplier diversity over the past few years. The results of CVM Solutions’ groundbreaking State of Supplier Diversity reports reinforce this development.

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The Supplier Diversity Industry’s 9 Greatest Challenges

Supplier diversity has come a long way over the decades. It still has a long way to go.

For the second consecutive year, CVM Solutions surveyed hundreds of supplier diversity professionals and diverse suppliers to get a better picture of where the industry is and where it’s headed. The result is our standard-setting 2018 State of Supplier Diversity reports.

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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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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.