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The Business Case for Supplier Diversity: What You Need to Know

Regardless of political noise, supplier diversity is a vital business requirement that offers considerable competitive advantages in the short and long term.

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Finding Diverse Suppliers in a Down Economy

Diverse supplier certifications are down this year. How can you find new diverse suppliers to meet your needs and grow your spend?

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How Supplier Diversity Fits into Corporate Sustainability (ESG)

Supplier diversity and sustainability (ESG) are becoming more connected as responsible sourcing strategies intersect for environmental, social, and diverse suppliers.  

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Understanding Supplier Diversity Compliance

Supplier diversity isn't just good for communities, it can also help you win new business, especially with the government.  But you need to meet compliance requirements.

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What is Supplier Diversity and why is it important?

At its core, supplier diversity is a business strategy that diversifies the supply chain and removes barriers to entry for marginalized groups. Let’s break down what that means and why supplier diversity has never been more important.

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Why data enrichment is important to your supplier diversity program

Data Enrichment services improve data accuracy and quality by gathering missing or incomplete information, shedding visibility into your current utilization of diverse suppliers, and identifying your top suppliers to reduce dependencies.  

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What is supplier diversity certification?

Get all the details on what certification means, why you need it, and what you can do with it. 

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Supplier Diversity Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 Spend

Here is a brief primer on supplier diversity tier 1 and tier 2 spend and how both benefit the impact and longevity of supplier diversity initiatives. 

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The 7 Main Characteristics of a Supplier Diversity Program

An effective supplier diversity program is built on transparency, communication, and strategy. Let’s take a look at seven characteristics of successful supplier diversity programs.

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A Quick Guide to Supplier Diversity Policy

An essential element of your supplier diversity program is a policy outlining what the program is, who it includes, what the program goals are, and how you will achieve those goals.

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Different Supplier Diversity Program Goals

Companies have noble and business goals for their supplier diversity programs. But many diverse suppliers don't feel the connection to the company's goals

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Actionable Insights from The State of Supplier Diversity

Research shows leaders truly support the idea of supplier diversity. Review 3 ways you can turn that support into action.

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Making Accounts Payable Happy

Learn how to put the AP in "hAPpy" with everything your AP teams need to know about supplier diversity and your vendor master files.

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What You Should Know: Tier 1 vs Tier 2 Supplier Diversity Spend

A "Tier 2 Program" can be easy to implement and significantly improve your supplier diversity results. Learn the differences between these programs and how they improve your results.

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The Definitive Guide to Veteran-Owned Business

Approximately 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses are small businesses - nearly 30 million —and eight million of those are classified as diverse businesses, including veteran-owned firms. Read the guide for veteran-owned businesses.

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The Definitive Guide for LGBTQ-Owned Business Enterprises

Get the guide for resources and information about LGBTQ-owned businesses and supplier diversity.

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The Definitive Guide For Disability-Owned Business Enterprises

Disability-owned businesses are a growing segment of small businesses. Approximately one in five Americans have a disability, and people with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to be self-employed as people without disabilities. Get the definitive guide for these businesses.

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The Definitive Guide for Minority-Owned Businesses

Small businesses are the engine that drive the U.S. economy, and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) fuel a large portion of that engine. Read our guide for minority-owned businesses.

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The Definitive Guide For Women-Owned Businesses

It's becoming more commonly known that supplier diversity and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) are essential for economic success. Let’s look at a few numbers to see why.

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