For minority and women supplier diversity business entrepreneurs

Study Long, Study Strong
There is an old saying: “Study long, study wrong.” I say instead, “Study long, study strong.” Ongoing education—no matter what form it takes—is integral to business success, and owners with a thirst for knowledge excel.

According to the Demographic Characteristics of Business Owners, a report published by the U.S. Small Business Association’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy, 39 percent of business owners hold a bachelor’s degree, and 32.9 percent had some college education in 2012. The same year, 28.2 percent of business owners had a high school education.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR), a comprehensive publication that highlights the company's ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility including diversity and inclusion; environment sustainability; support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; supplier diversity and ethics. It is the eighth year the company has published this report.


The Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council recently presented Quality Moving Services with the 2015 Class I Supplier of the Year Award during their annual Business Opportunity Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel.

Other winners were Progressive Business Solutions—Class II Supplier of the Year, Team Henry Enterprises, LLC—Class III Supplier of the Year, and Kerma Medical Products, Inc.—Class IV Supplier of the Year.

Quality Moving Services, based in Chesterfield, Virginia, with offices in Chester, Petersburg, and Norfolk, Virginia, was established in 1989 to serve the local communities with professional relocation services that are dependable, honest, and responsive to clients’ needs.

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MBE Resource Center

MBE's Business Opportunities resource covers business-related financing, consulting, and programs available for the Supplier Diversity community and M/WBEs. Updated monthly.


MBE's M/WBE Resource Directory is a comprehensive list of resource organizations (including links) that support the Supplier Diversity community and M/WBEs.


Refer to MBE's Acronyms & Terminology list for frequently used acronyms and terminology and an overview of the major organizations supporting the Supplier Diversity community.


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