Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), SBA and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) are collaborating to introduce local businesses to business networking platforms that hold the potential to for new business opportunities. One such platform is the SBA’s Minority Owned Small Business (MOSB) which includes Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Veteran’s Owned Small Businesses (VOSB).
Businesses can get certified as being a 51% owned and operated (Minority, Women, Veteran) in order to qualify for special consideration in government and private contracts and to participate in a sponsor company’s Vendor Diversity program. Companies like Disney, Intel, AT&T, Major League Baseball, and MGM all have requirements to include a certain percentage of purchases from Vendors of Diversity.
On Thursday July 8, at 10:00 AM HST, MEDB, SBA, and WBEC-West will host a virtual seminar with Dr. Pamela Williamson, CEO of WBEC-West and Wayne Wong Director Hawaii Small Business Development Center, Maui