Aspiring business owners are often on a constant quest for the big leagues. Their hope is to start by making small moves that will lead to big movers with even bigger players. What keeps these aspiring business owners going is the fact that this hope of theirs is attainable. There is most certainly a way to get in the game operating small, while supplying big.
Corporate America spends more than $100 billion on goods and services provided by small suppliers, like yourself. Big buyers enjoy spending money like they grow it, so they’re always looking for new links in their supply chains. This to say, there is a place for you.
Though navigating the supply chain can be challenging, and in some cases, costly, if you have the will, you can certainly find the way. Top procurement officer Franzt Tiffeau, director of supplier diversity and development for Nationwide, will be joining entrepreneur and FedEx supplier Phillip Ashley Rix, founder & designer chocolatier of Phillip Ashley Chocolates, at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit where they will be offering insider strategies and advice on how to win that supplier contract you desire.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Think like a buyer. …read more