Thank you for your service…now it is our turn

A few months ago I had the opportunity to make closing remarks at a Memorial Day event hosted by the BusinessMatchmaking organization, in partnership with the City of San Francisco and the Small Business Administration (SBA).  The event, titled “Operation…

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The Value of Diverse Suppliers

What is the value of doing big business with diverse business ? Corporations, large and small alike, frequently struggle with articulating a clear value proposition for implementing a focus on the utilization of diverse businesses in their supply chain.  I have discussed this in previous…

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F.O.C.U.S. en los fundamentos

Después de haber estado al timón de HP Supplier Diversity and Small Business Programs durante varios años, he tenido el placer de conocer y de presentar a literalmente decenas de milas de pequeñas empresas de todo el mundo. En los…

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F.O.C.U.S. on the Fundamentals – Part II

In part one we introduced the concept of F.O.C.U.S. In that first installment, I noted that of all the advice I have provided to small businesses in my many years leading HP’s Supplier Diversity & Small Business programs, one key…

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Are you Ready for Business Matchmaking ?

 (originally posted Feb 2011 in the 367AddisonAvenue Blog) The first of several 2011 Business Matchmaking events, which match small business sellers with corporate and government buyers in face-to-face meetings, is quickly approaching. If you’ve never participated in Business Matchmaking (BMM)…

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