Opportunities for Women and Minority Run Businesses.


In researching how The Pet Set might become a vendor at one of the larger department stores here in the U.S., it became apparent that in order to qualify, my company would have to be either owned and run by women (me) or by a “minority” group or both.

I thought if there were any of you out there who do own or plan to own a business, you might want to look into two groups in particular: National Minority Supplier Development Council and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

The application process is lengthy and detailed in both cases…but I think the benefits will be rich.

Not only might I become an official vendor of one of these stores, but the resources available to a business such as mine could be quite valuable.

And if you do not own a business of your own, you might want to become a catalyst within your own firm to promote the importance of doing business with women owned companies.

After all…women do business differently and better.

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