Why Certify?

We offer a wide range of services that support you in the promotion of your business by connecting you to America’s largest and highly respected corporations. Below is a list of our services and programs available to NMSDC certified minority businesses:

Our Services

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A national online database of more than 12,000 certified minority suppliers:

Referrals to corporate buyers of minority suppliers capable of providing quality goods and services
at competitive prices, and in a timely fashion;

Help with enhancing significant capital investment, the Growth Initiative creates a new certification
category — minority-controlled firms — so that NMSDC certified-MBEs can retain minority status
and control while accepting equity capital from institutional investors;

NMSDC- Finance

Working capital loans and access to specialized financing to certified minority businesses which
have supplier / vendor relationships with NMSDC national and regional corporate members, through the Business Consortium Fund, as well as longer-term financing through Triad Capital Corporation, the BCF’s Specialized Small Business Investment Company (SSBIC); and professional consulting services through BCF Business and Financial Advisory Services, Inc.

Networking opportunities, organized by purchasing categories, at which suppliers speak
directly to appropriate purchasing agents;

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Access to “How To” brochures, Second Tier Guidelines, and other publications;

NMSDC Annual Conference, the nation’s benchmark forum for minority business development;

Developing a worldwide network of non-governmental organizations to provide
linkages between historically excluded businesses and corporate buyers.

Our Programs

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Learning Programs, NMSDC’s supplier diversity online course and Regional Training Seminars are available for continuing education in support of minority supplier development.

Centers of Excellence, a program to enhance successful business relationships between
corporations and MBEs by strengthening corporate minority supplier development processes;

Corporate Plus®, is an unprecedented membership program of the National Minority Supplier Development Council for the highest caliber minority business enterprises which have the proven capacity to handle national contracts for major corporations, bring them to the attention of more national corporate members, and expand their participation in the NMSDC Network;

Advanced Management Education Program, customized executive education, with highly
intensive training and technical assistance for CEOs of minority-owned firms;

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Business Opportunity Fairs which allow minority entrepreneurs to present themselves to hundreds of prospective buyers in a short time;

Awards and special recognition of outstanding corporate programs in support of minority supplier
development, as well as awards for excellent minority businesses, and other citations.

Consent to use photographic images:

Registration for, participation in and/or attendance at NMSDC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee to NMSDC’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s name, likeness, image, voice, comments and/or appearance in any and all media, including the Internet, for any purpose consistent with the NMSDC’s mission, without compensation.