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Supplier Diversity Intelligence

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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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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Get Your Money's Worth Out of Supplier Diversity Conferences

Conferences are a staple of our professional lives, whether you choose to attend a single event each year or you're racking up frequent flyer miles at multiple conferences. But how much are you truly gaining from these events?

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The Definitive Guide for Disability-Owned Business Enterprises

We know that small businesses are a vital component of our economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, accounting for a whopping 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses, and eight million of those are classified as diverse businesses. These 30 million small businesses make a significant impact on our economy through job creation, innovation, and economic impact.

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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.