“When we started, we could get through the door and go through some other parcel lender and apply our skill set to them or through them and basically represent them. The minority status on the certification allowed us to go directly to our clients and open up a direct channel which allowed us to not only represent ourselves, but to create a market that wasn’t there before”
In Business: What Matters Most!
Have you heard? EMSDC’s MBEIC has launched a podcast! Tune in on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month for In Business: What Matters Most as entrepreneurs and leading business professionals share stories of their successes, struggles, solutions and so much more.Listen Here
R.O.A.R. Conference Thank You
Thank you for attending our ROAR Conference & Matchmaker and the Stellar Awards Luncheon in Pittsburgh on March 19, 2019! We hope you were able to make some great connections and maybe land a contract or two.Read more
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Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge and expanding your brand. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become the fastest growing type of marketing in the United States.
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- Suvas Pandya
“I am newly certified, and the investment has already provided ROI for me. In terms of legal services, financial services, and providing opportunities to meet decision-makers from fortune100 and 500 companies. I would not be able to do that on my own without the assistance and the credentials of the EMSDC. It’s been a wonderful, wonderful investment for my business.”
www.skypixgroup.comWendy Jackson Dowell
“Business development is all about relationships and building the business network. The EMSDC opens the door to me and my company to decision makers in large enterprise businesses. Additionally, it opens the door to fellow certified MBEs. However, we have to give in order to receive – that is the golden rule. The staff at the EMSDC office from the CEO level is very approachable and engaging.”
“We recently connected with AmeriHealth Caritas in Philadelphia which led to another opportunity with Independence Blue Cross. There is no way we would have this once in a lifetime chance without the EMSDC. I would like to encourage MBEs to join. I got more out of attending two events than I would have from a whole year of marketing and business development efforts. My affiliation with the EMSDC is priceless. If you take your business seriously and want to go to the next level, then you cannot afford not to be a part of this.”
Ohm Systems, Inc.
“As a minority who’s been in the workforce for over 30 years, I know what it’s like to not have business opportunities. When I decided to start a business seven years ago, I was hesitant due to my past experiences. I took the leap, but the EMSDC gave me the push. Having them in my corner has propelled my business beyond expectation. They continuously support my company by providing enlightening resources that add value to my efforts, coordinating events that connect me with like-minded MBEs, and paving the way for long-term partnerships with corporate members who are passionate about supplier diversity. The EMSDC has laid the framework for our success. My advice to those unaware of the benefits of an EMSDC certification — take the leap, and watch your business soar.”
“Our business is MBE certified since last summer and our experience has been full of positive outcomes and great business opportunities. We have attended several events hosted by the EMSDC and have enjoyed networking with other small businesses in the area. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this great organization. Our certification will be renewed!”
Ed Hipp Products Inc.
“The EMSDC has helped Just It’s Electric LLC develop relationships with corporate members. Each year at the conference, we have gotten to speak with corporate members we otherwise wouldn’t have had a shot at meeting. We grow each year with your help and I always encourage others to join the EMSDC as well as attend different workshops with me.“
Just It’s Electric, LLC
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