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Take the stress out of performance evaluations

It’s that time of the year again! Get ready to conduct year end performance evaluations for employees and prepare goals for your team. It can seem like a daunting task, but if you’re well prepared the process shouldn’t be tough. Performing employee evaluations aren’t always fun, however there are ways to help this meeting run…

2015 November WBE Spotlight: Duncan-Williams, Inc.

Duncan-Williams, Inc. is a family and employee-owned investment firm that has grown into a nationally recognized, full-service financial services provider, serving clients in all 50 states from offices across the country. duncanwilliams.com/ Carolyn Williams helped found Duncan-Williams with her husband in 1969. Since then, it has become one of the largest privately-owned investment firms in…

2015 October WBE Spotlight: Abform, Inc.

Abform, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and work clothing, serving the oil and gas industry worldwide. abform.com For over three decades, Abform has created top of line products to serve a variety of industries. Elizabeth Abdalla has been involved with this company for many years and has grown it tremendously. “I…

Toyota Invites You to Opportunity Exchange

Since 1990, Toyota’s Opportunity Exchange, the annual supplier development conference and trade show, has helped diverse companies build strategic relationships with Toyota Tier I Suppliers. Relationships established through Opportunity Exchange have resulted in more than $250 million dollars of contracts between Tier I Suppliers and diverse entrepreneurs. Companies certified with NMSDC, WBENC, CAMSC and/or WBE-Canada…

Demo Diva Talks at TEDxNapaValley

WBE Simone Bruni shares the idea behind the creation of the Demo Diva as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2015 “Redefining Success: changing direction mid-stream” event.

After losing her Louisiana home in the Katrina floods, Simone Bruni took on the daunting task of rebuilding. She quickly recognized that demolition was the first step to helping her neighbors start over in the devastated region and founded the Demo Diva Demolition Company. With a strong background in marketing, Simone positioned the Demo Diva for success in a male-dominated industry and reinvented the recipe for construction marketing, public relations, social media and customer service to create strong brand identity and raving “fans” instead of customers. Starting with one hot pink Volvo excavator and five hot pink dumpsters, the Demo Diva has grown into an inspirational business success story.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Find out more about Simone and her work at Demo Diva here – http://demodiva.com/

2015 August WBE Spotlight: NuAngel, Inc.

NuAngel, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of quality products for mothers and infants. The NuAngel product line has grown to include many products for nursing mothers, infants, and beyond. nuangel-made-in-usa.com/ Since its start more than two decades ago, NuAngel has always ensured that they provide quality products to meet the needs of their customers. “A…

2015 July WBE Spotlight: Po’ Folks Promos

Po’ Folks Promos specializes in customized promotional products, allowing you to find the products that you require with little effort. pofolkspromos.com Since its inception in 2009, Jamie Bradford Lopez has been a great example of how to successfully grow a business. “Po Folk’s Promos grew from the very beginning through client referrals and word-of-mouth due to…

2015 WBO Expo Highlights

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South) hosted its 15th Annual Women’s Business Opportunity Expo in New Orleans on April 9-10, 2015. The theme, “Connect. Collaborate. Succeed.” was evident in every portion of the event. Attendees began connecting right away at Thursday’s Opening Reception. The reception was held in Dutch Alley of the Historical…

2015 March WBE Spotlight: Armstrong Relocation

Armstrong Relocation is an industry-leading, full service moving company. They pride themselves on offering the easiest and most efficient relocation possible. www.huntsville.armstrongrelocation.com Charlotte Dawson started working at Armstrong Relocation in 1977 as a receptionist and through hard work & dedication, she moved her way up the ladder to President. With almost 40 years of experience,…

Message From Your Women’s Enterprise Forum Representative Teresa Lawrence

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Summit & Salute will be hosted at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront March 18th-20th. Ladies, this is an exceptional networking opportunity for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) with corporations and other WBEs. You will get to explore industry trends and best practices with America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.…