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Course Description

Why is supplier diversity so hot? Diverse businesses provide more than $400 billion of products and services to corporations every year. Fortune 500 companies use supplier diversity as an intentional strategy to include diverse suppliers in their procurement and contracting activities. These efforts focus on the inclusion of minorities, women, and military veterans. Join us to learn how your established small business (2+ years viable) can sell your products and services to corporations. Gain a better understanding of the critical information and tools you need to participate in supplier diversity programs. 

Course Outline

  1. Why your business must be 2+ years viable
  2. What is supplier diversity?
  3. What resources do supplier diversity programs offer to small businesses?
  4. Certifications you need to participate in supplier diversity programs
  5. Best practices to win contracts
  6. How to effectively position your company

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand capacity and what it means to be a supplier to a Fortune 500 corporation 
  • Insight into requirements as a supplier
  • Framework to align your products and services with the needs of large institutions
  • Identify what certifications are available and relevant
  • Financing available to suppliers

Notes

A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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Section Title
Doing Business with the Fortune 500
Type
Online - Fixed Date
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Nov 10, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.0
Hosting Center
  • UGA SBDC Webinars
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $29.00
Instructors
Section Notes

All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Erik Beene at ebeene@georgiasbdc.org or call (770) 414-3110.

This class is brought to you in part thanks to Truist Bank.

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