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Toyota Invites You to Opportunity Exchange

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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 July WBE Spotlight: Po’ Folks Promos

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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 February WBE Spotlight: Personalized Payroll Services

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Personalized Payroll Services, Inc. allows a company to streamline the payroll process, avoid costly penalties for untimely tax remittance, and focus time increasing the profitability of the company. personalizedpayroll.com Kathleen Hunt, President of Personalized Payroll Services, Inc., has over 30 years of experience in her industry and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. She…

Turning Business Cards into Business

How many business cards do you have stuffed in your purse or lying in a stack in the junk drawer of your desk? Unless you do something with them RIGHT NOW, just go ahead and throw them away. They are waste. You and I both know it. Or….here’s a thought-you could reach out to that…

Get Engaged!


One of my favorite mantras comes from a Dale Carnegie class I took a while back- “Activity creates Activity.” It is such a simple thought. You can apply it to anything. It propels you forward. Think of the opposite- if you never act, nothing will ever occur. So how does this apply to your WBENC…