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Growing your Customer Base - Small Bizz Certifications Tailored for the Food & Beverage Industry

17nov9:00 am10:30 amGrowing your Customer Base - Small Bizz Certifications Tailored for the Food & Beverage Industry

Event Details

Tailored for minority and/or women-owned businesses within the food and beverage industry.

The government and corporations are looking to increase their spending on minority and/or woman owned businesses. Supplier diversity certification is the best way to be included in that category, and businesses that do not become certified will find themselves at a disadvantage. Certified diverse suppliers are often able to participate in networking, development, and educational events that other small businesses do not have access to.

During this session, you will learn about:

  • Supplier Diversity, including (breakdown by key/top industries of $$ procured)
  • Whether the certifications discussed are a good fit for your business, what the advantages and disadvantages of getting certified are, and how these certifications can be valuable for increasing revenue.
  • The certification requirements, qualifications, and application process as well as tips and tricks for submitting a successful application.
  • How to utilize Women’s Business Center (WBC) resources


Certifications Covered:

  • The Women-Owned Small Business & Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) certifications through the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and the Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), certifications through the State of Rhode Island
    • As well as the MBE and WBE certifications for the City of Providence
  • The Woman Business Enterprise National Council certification


This program is created as part of our collaboration with Hope & Main.


Click HERE to learn more and register ASAP!



(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 10:30 am