NMSDC Business Connection Matchmaker


These sessions are a prime source of solutions, partnerships, and capital. This event is open to national/local corporate members, government, and MBEs at no cost!

Social 101


Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter. Audiences and strategies differ depending on the platform and just because somebody follows your business does not guarantee that they will see your posts. In this class we will discuss who to target; the difference between earned, owned, and paid social media; and the best placement and timing to achieve your goals.


Getting Creative with Social Media


Livestreams, polls, behind-the-scenes peeks, weekly series, takeovers, contests, giveaways, reposts and content curating. There are countless ways to keep your audience engaged, dancing and sharing; and the way you express your brand, product, or service matters.


Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP)

Foster School of Business PACCAR Hall, 4273 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA

The Minority Business Executive Program is supported by University of Washington Foster School of Business Executive Education and the Consulting and Business Development Center, in conjunction with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), corporations, and government partners.


CyberReadyMBE Summit and Five Week Course


The NMSDC and its corporate members recognize the CyberReadyMBE™ designation as basic cyber hygiene as well as foundational preparation for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Model Certification (CMMC) program. By participating, Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) will join a select group of CyberReady™ companies positioned to gain new business in an increasingly cyber-regulated marketplace.


NMSDC 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA

Four days in New Orleans turning ideas into action. 50 years of building momentum for economic equity. $1 trillion impact in our sights.

Price Varies

Building a Successful Diverse Business

Dartmouth College 100 Tuck Hall, Hanover, NH

Focuses on the essential tools that owners need to successfully establish their businesses in the marketplace. It is designed for emerging entrepreneurs who are looking to build a strong foundation of business knowledge and learn how to be a better supplier to corporations. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience running a business and at least $250,000 in annual sales.

Scolarships Available