You don’t have time to read multiple pages to understand a topic. Find a series of 1-Minute Readings on the topic of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion here.
SMALL / DIVERSE BUSINESSES SHOULD THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING WHEN COLLABORATING WITH GLOBAL CORPORATIONS
Highlight YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Show PASSION for your business
Make YOURSELF VISIBLE as diverse owned (certify with organizations or agencies as diverse owned, flag it on your webpage etc.)
RATHER NOT DO…
Make FALSE PROMISES
Go BELOW YOUR VALUE
Expect to be TREATED DIFFERENT because you’re a diverse owned business
Be a GENERALIST
HOW TO START? ASK YOURSELF FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
Where do we fit as diverse/small business in the corporation?
Are there any industry-specific certificates I need to have to work with big companies?
If the scope is too big, can I partner with another business to deliver what’s needed?
What do we want to achieve?
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