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Meet the Man Who Started a Conversation Worth a Billion Dollars: Clifford A. Bailey

Meet the Man Who Started a Conversation Worth a Billion Dollars: Clifford A. Bailey

Talking to business owner and National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (NMBEIC) Chair, a committee of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) , Clifford A. Bailey, it is obvious why he has been so successful in every role he has assumed. He sits on the board NMSDC and as the NMBEIC Chair, represents more than 12,000 small businesses.

Byron Stallworth  of National Roofing Partners recently caught up with Bailey in hopes of finding out what motivates this passionate advocate for minority business enterprise. Clifford A. Bailey is known as a tireless advocate for encouraging large corporations to invest in minority and women-owned businesses. What originally sparked this passion?

“It started in my childhood,” he said. “My parents helped many members of our community get jobs and build their businesses. So, little did I know at the time, I was growing up in a family of entrepreneurs. In addition to having full-time jobs, my folks had rental property and started a restaurant.

“Later, my father moved back to his hometown to pursue his dream of becoming a farmer. I realized that farming is a very pure form of entrepreneurship because there are so many factors that they have almost no control over! I got involved in my current work by watching my parents help others,” he said. “It motivated me to do the same.”

 

Source: National Roofing Partners

Business Opportunity Fair

Business Opportunity Fair

Minority suppliers and corporate members put their products, services and solutions on full display at the Business Opportunity Fair.

 

 

Is Sweden a new Land of Opportunity?

Is Sweden a new Land of Opportunity?

On October 21, during a Breakfast Seminar organized by AmCham Sweden’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) Working Group, Joset B. Wright-Lacy, President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) in the U.S. and representatives from Internationella Företagarföreningen i Sverige (IFS) explained why changes in corporate cultures can lead to better business opportunities for everyone. The event was held at the offices of Mannheimer Swartling in Stockholm.