Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship for Over 30 Years


Happily Ever After By Laura Weiner
Life on the street was just the beginning of Christopher Gardner’s inspiring business story.

Banking on Themselves By Laura Weiner
More Latino-owned banks are now available to serve a growing Hispanic population.

Valuing Diversity By Emily Richwine
Lehman Brothers makes a commitment to minority- and woman-owned firms.

Better Benefits By Laura C. Flynn, Ph.D.
Non-traditional offerings can enhance employee performance.

Funding Growth By Emily Richwine
Investing in the future of minority-owned businesses.

Floating a Loan By Reginald Heard
Examining factors beyond the five Cs of credit.

NMSDC at 35 Compiled by Laura Weiner
National conference marks milestone anniversary.

Conference Roundup Compiled by Emily Richwine
Highlights from MED Week and the USHCC Convention.


Sweet Revenge By Laura Weiner
For Junki Yoshida, success is the ultimate payback.

A Perfect Fit By Emily Richwine
Taking fashion from New York to the Motor City.

Extra! Extra! By Glenn Townes
News media organizations sign on to support supplier diversity initiatives.

The Matchmaker By Laura Weiner
Caremark helps a first-tier supplier form a second-tier relationship.

Writing Their Own Script By Samantha Ofole-Prince
More and more celebrities are adding "business owner" to their lists of credits.

Home Run By Emily Richwine
Sports-themed venture solves business challenges and delivers personal satisfaction.

Supermarket Sweep By Emily Richwine
The Kroger Company makes supplier diversity a top priority for all of its stores.

Mastering the Supply Chain By Quintus R. Jett, David F. Pyke, and M. Eric Johnson
Supply chain management is the new critical competence.

New Release By Laura Weiner
PR firm boasts youth and creativity.

Strategic Partnerships By Robert L. Wallace
Paving the way to infinite possibilities.

Coming Soon to a City Near You By Laura Weiner
Office Depot brings business success strategies to women nationwide.

The Ethics Challenge By Patricia J. Moser-Stern and Susan Foran
Right is not necessarily the opposite of wrong.

Women in Business 2007
WBENC launches a new decade at annual conference and business fair.


Building on Tradition By Laura Weiner
Robin Ballenger preserves the past while striving to improve the future.

Blind Date By Laura Weiner
IBM's matchmaker program puts compatible companies together, 
creating mutually beneficial relationships.

From Networking to Connecting By Julia Hubbel
Understanding the diverse styles of gender and race 
can help you make the transition.

High Expectations By Laura Weiner
DFW Airport makes it their business to do business with M/WBEs.

Hello Diversity By Emily Richwine
Motorola works to build an inclusive supplier base.

Launching a New Decade By Emily Richwine
WBENC celebrates milestone with an eye very much on the future.

Sizing Up Your Staff By Marlanda English, Ph.D.
Finding and keeping the right employees is an important 
part of any business.

The Second Tier By Rajesh Voddiraju
How to make the most out of your tier-two supplier diversity program.


Pinnacle of Success By Laura Weiner
Nina Vaca's quest for success has taken her company to new heights.

Caring for Diversity By Emily Richwine
New group fosters inclusion within the healthcare industry.

¡Hola Hospitality! By Glenn Townes
Hotel industry reaches out to Hispanic entrepreneurs.

Cardinal Health By Emily Richwine
Global company believes supplier diversity is healthy for business.

MED Week at 25 By Ronald N. Langston
An inside look at what has become a must-attend event.

A Bold Move By Laura Weiner
Michael Wilson adds wine stock to his financial portfolio.

Pearls of Wisdom By Laura Weiner
Organization gives women entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed.


Fueling Her Own Fire By Laura Weiner
Entrepreneurial energy drives Livia Whisenhunt's search for success.

Global-Link By Laura Weiner
NMSDC encourages supplier diversity programs worldwide.

A Sweet Deal By Laura Weiner
Native American-owned company supplies one of the largest 
food and beverage companies in the world.

The New Rent-A-Wreck By Emily Richwine
Minority and women franchisees are a key part of company's growth plan.

Exploring Franchising Compiled by Morrisa Zimmeth
How to decide if you're right for franchising and which franchise is right for you.

Case Study: Ahold USA By James Sturgis, Jr.
Finding a new solution to an old problem.

Eye on Washington By James Byrne
New Congress doesn't necessarily mean progress.

Selling Points By Michael Schell
Four simple strategies that will differentiate you from the competition.

Equal Access By Emily Richwine
Making it easier for diverse suppliers to do business with Dell and its partners.

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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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