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Thursday

1:00 pm -
2:00 pm

Find out everything you need to know to certify your minority-owned business.

Pre-Certification Workshop Webinar
Have You Considered Getting Your Business Minority-Owned Certified?

* Who qualifies
* Application Process
* Documents Needed
* Advantages to Certification
* And More

April 15
1:00 PM CT

Learn more about this free program and how it is helping small business around the world grow!

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Virtual Informational Session
Join Natasha Samuel as she explains sharing the best strategies for using Instagram for business in 2021,

April 16
1:00 PM CT

Content Creation for Instagram
Presented by MBDA Cares in conjunction with the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce

April 21
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Joint Session

MBE Input Committee and
Supplier Diversity Professionals Working Group

Panel Presentation - Business Opportunities and Development Sessions

Breakout Room Round Table Discussions between Buying Entity Buyers and MBEs.

April 22
11:30 AM CT

Guest Speaker
Tameka Sadler
Sr. Project Manager @SSP Consulting

Access to Capital
presented by

April 22
1:00 PM CT

Financial analysis is critical for assessing the impact on your business and managing the mitigation of those risks.

Join us as we walk you through a few steps in the process of creating a financial forecasting recovery model.

Financial Forecasting for Small Businesses:
A Tool for Recovery and Growth

April 22
2:00 pm

Special Guest Presenter:
Amunique Love
City of Irving, M/WBE Program Liaison Department of Purchasing

Doing Business With The City of Irving

Presented by the Dallas MBDA CARES Act Center

April 27
8:30 am

Conversation with Leadership

Join the Discussion with Board Leaders

Brandon Rakestraw
Managing Director Corporate Procurement & Supply Chain
American Airlines

Greg Spoon
Vice President
Procurement
DFW International Airport

Silvana Rosero
MBEIC 1st Vice Chair
CEO
Laguna Media Group

presented by the DFW MSDC Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group (ISCWG)

April 28
2:00 pm

Supply Chain Sustainability

Darrol Walker, Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity
AT&T

Venus Randle, Senior Supply Chain Manager
DTE Energy

Learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads.

April 28
2:00 PM

In this session we’ll talk about:
How to create an account and set up an ad campaign
How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions
How to measure success

Learn How to Create a Google Ad

April 29
1:00 PM CT

The Missing Link In Creating Sustainable and Scalable Small Businesses

Legal Strategy

Guest Speaker
Carlos White
Partner @Husch Blackwell

April 29
2:00 pm

Join us to connect, network, and chat online accompanied by music in a virtual environment (Teams). We will have a virtual billboard displaying while people are chatting. Please send us a short introduction to your business along with your contact information.

Virtual Business Mixer

Hosted by the Dallas MBDA CARES Act Center

Presented by the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council and Dallas County

May 5
10:00 am CDT

Building the future. Restoring the past.

Opportunities for current and future projects with the Dallas County Commissioners Court Buildings

FEATURED SPEAKERS
• Margo J. Posey, CEO/President, DFW MSDC
• Michael Frosch, Dallas County Purchasing Director
• Daniel Garza, Dallas County SBE Director
• Jonathon Bazan, Assistant County Administrator

May 5
3:00 pm

ACCESS 2021 -- The Future Is Now
Business Expo Bootcamp

presented by the MBE Input Committee

Are you ready to get the most out of your participation in ACCESS 2021 Business Expo?

Hear from experts who were successful in navigating and winning business from ACCESS 2020 and the State of Texas Spot Bid Fair.

May 6
10:00 am

Gather in-depth information on how to navigate Professional Services opportunities at FWISD from the FWISD specialists.

How FWISD Procures Technology Equipment, Software and Services

Part 5 of Doing Business With FWISD

May 13
8:30 am

Special Guest Presenter:
Tamela Lee
Vice President, Business Diversity and Development Department
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

MBDA Monthly Business Networking
Webinar

For more information contact us at admin1@mbdadallas.com

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Resources  for COVID-19, PPP and More…  LEARN MORE

ACCESS 2021 Features

  • Conversation with CEOs
  • CPO Summit
  • Reverse Pitch Presentations (Buying Entities present to MBEs)
  • MBE Pitch Challenge
  • One-on-One Matchmakers
  • Category Focused Round Tables
  • Industry Symposiums
  • Marketplace Connections
  • Plenty of Opportunities to Chat

Plus…State of Texas Spot Bid Fair

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What We Do


The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council facilitates business connections between Buying Entity Members (corporations and public sector agencies) and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities.

CERTIFY

DFW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses to be utilized by Buying Entity members in the expansion of supply chain.

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CONNECT

DFW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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DEVELOP

Through programs and events, DFW MSDC strengthens supplier diversity initiatives and builda scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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ADVOCATE

DFW MSDC provides thought leadership to encourage minority business inclusion and equitable purchasing practices.

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North Texas Results

Results matter and DFW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.

Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)

Employees Reported by Certified MBEs

Number of Certified DFW MSDC MBEs

Local Buying Entities Members

North Texas Cities Impacted by MBEs

Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated


2020 E Awards


If you missed the Virtual 2020 E Awards Gala, you missed a fabulous time recognizing the Excellence of Buying Entity Members and Minority Business Enterprises. Plus, some great music!

From the Chair

Bonnie Clinton, Chair of the Board of Directors, Vice President and CPO Indirect Procurement, Toyota Motor North America

The year 2020 has been a unique year filled with uncertainties and unpredictability. Yet, despite the issues with navigating a new norm,  we have remained focused on our mission. READ MORE

Signature Sponsors

From the President/CEO

Margo J. Posey, President and CEO, DFW MSDC

We know it is not quite the same as previous years but we are still recognizing excellence. READ MORE

Click to view the 2020 Souvenir Journal 

IN THE NEWS

There is always something happening at “The Council.” Did you miss a virtual session? Do you have some good news to share with everyone? This is the place to connect or re-connect with success stories and information.

Send your press releases and news to intern@dfwmsdc.com.

Click on image to view video recording.

Check out the latest issue of

Award Winning Dallas ISD

Chime Business Model Making a Difference in South Dallas

2020 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Buying Entity Partners

Helpful Information & Services

Protecting Your Business Against Cyber Attack Fraud

Louann Habenicht, Senior Vice President at Affiliate Bank in Arlington presented an informative session on Cyber Security. She has partnered with different organizations over the years, including the United States Secret Service, to provide education for business owners about the risks associated with cyber fraud and business identity theft.

CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

Social Media Insights

Julie Raheja-Perera, Chief Marketing Officer – Central Division at PepsiCo
and Sabina Bhatia, President/CEO of Rose International provide a view of Social Media from a Consumer Products lens and a Service Company lens.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

Blue Ocean in Business

Are you swimming in a Blue Ocean or Red Ocean. View this presentation presented at an MBE Input Committee Session.

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SBA (8a) Workshop Series

If you missed this outstanding workshop series presented by the Dallas MBDA CARES ACT Center on getting your business SBA 8(a) certified, you can still review the complete series videos.

CLICK HERE

How to Get A Car Thru On the Road Lending

Find out how On the Road Lending is helping people afford a car.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO

VIP Capital Funding is now ACTIVELY PROCESSING PPP Round 2 Applications for all businesses that have experienced a 25% or more loss of revenue in 2020 compared to 2019 OR a 25% or more loss in revenue in any one quarter of 2020 in comparison to the same quarter in 2019.
LEARN MORE

PPP Loan Forgiveness – Understanding the Next Phase

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Additional Services

Additional Assistance

The Dallas Fort Worth Council is continually working to provide services and tools that help our stakeholders. This includes expert consultation support and enhanced connection tools.

Become Part of the DFW MSDC Community

BUYING ENTITIES — Now you can have access to more than 900 DFW MSDC Certified Minority Business Enterprises online – Available 24/7

MBEs — Help buyers locate you for opportunities! Plus, now your business profile can show what you really do!

REGISTER HERE

Expert Bonding Assistance

DFW MSDC offers expert assistance in developing your personalized bonding package for submission to a bonding broker, based upon your individual needs and circumstances.

  • One-on-one assistance provided by an experienced professional with proven results.
  • Upon “readiness,” introduction and connection to a bonding underwriter.
  • If needed, assistance with steps to make you “bond ready” quicker.
  • NO CHARGE for assessment/readiness support for D/FW MSDC certified MBEs.

Complete the questionnaire to begin the process.

QUESTIONS? Call 214.945.1229 (Live operator available 24/7)

REGISTER HERE

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