Toyota’s Opportunity Exchange provides dynamic forum

Stepping through the revolving doors into the lobby of Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center, the hum of busy downtown traffic outside transitioned into the spirited greetings and friendly chatter of attendees ... more →


Having worked with minority business owners for more than 40 years, I am often asked about the fate of minority business enterprises in the U.S. As a community of business ... more →

Dell, TI discuss supplier diversity, procurement trends

MBNUSA recently had the opportunity to discuss Dell’s supplier diversity program with Cyndi Hopkins, the technology company’s director , global supplier diversity and small business liaison officer, and procurement trends ... more →

Cisco’s Denise Coley promotes supplier diversity

To appreciate why Denise Coley received the Global-Link International Award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one has to travel beyond the programs, initiatives and minority businesses that Cisco’s ... more →

Microsoft’s Hernandez: Supplier diversity starts at the top

When it comes to diversity and inclusion for technology giant Microsoft Corp., Fernando Hernandez, the company’s director of supplier diversity, global procurement group, said it started with founder Bill Gates, ... more →

Terri Quinton, NMSDC’s MBEIC chair, wins EFH Gold Star Award

As National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. minority business enterprise input committee chair , Terri Quinton not only talks the talk for supplier diversity advocacy, but the CEO of Alliance ... more →

AT&T Spends $15.5 Billion with Certified Diverse Suppliers

DALLAS, 2014 — AT&T spent $15.5 billion in 2013, or 28 percent of its total spend, with certified diverse suppliers – the highest percentage the company has ever achieved through ... more →

Statement by President Obama on the confirmation of Maria Contreras-Sweet to lead the SBA

With the bipartisan confirmation of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next Administrator of the Small Business Administration, the American people will have a fierce champion who understands what it means to ... more →

Supplier Diversity 2014

Reggie Williams Discusses Recent Trends in Supplier Diversity

It’s easy for a business to give someone a title and proclaim a commitment to supplier diversity. However, there is a big difference between having a supplier diversity program and having a program that works. Simply put, the difference is in action — not just words. According to Reginald Williams, CEO of Atlanta-based Procurement ... more →

Latinas and business with Nina Vaca

Nina Vaca, chairman emeritus of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, provided some insight into challenges faced by Latina entrepreneurs and what USHCC is doing to help them, as well as a look back into her own entrepreneurial beginnings. Women’s Enterprise: What challenges do Latina entrepreneurs face as they try to grow their more →

The Capacity to Succeed – Book Review

How can minority businesses sustain themselves in today's hyper-competitive world? By building capacity! In his most candid and revealing book to date, Dr. Melvin Gravely offers well-researched insights and new strategies based upon his own real-world successes and failures. He offers minority business owners, major corporations and community more →

Choctaw-Kaul’s Tubby weathers the storms, reaps the rewards, pays it forward

With an entrepreneurial spirit and determination, Native American Kenny Tubby started Choctaw Glove & Safety Co. Inc. with friends and tribal members in 1992. On the outskirts of the Mississippi Choctaw reservation, it manufactures industrial work gloves and protective sleeves to distribute throughout the mid-South. Although small and ... more →

MBN USA Test Drive – 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda has risen to the top of the mid-sized ...brid sedan ranks with its 2014 Accord Hybrid that promises an unprecedented 50 miles to the gallon in city driving, 45 mpg highway and 47 combined while offering a non-...brid-like driving experience. Although Honda was the first player in the ...brid game back in the late '90s, it quickly ceded ... more →
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