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Empowering LGBT Business Owners

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May 19, 2015
Plexus held a workshop on Tuesday, May 19 as a part of its Supplier Diversity Series entitled Empowering LGBT Owned Businesses. The workshop focused on sharing basic information with LGBT business owners about supplier diversity and how it effects businesses of all sizes. 


WORKSHOP HANDOUTS

Plexus Informational Sheet 
City of Cleveland LGBT Business Registry Informational Packet
City of Cleveland LGBT Business Registry How-to-Guide 
Cuyahoga County Small Business Enterprise Application 
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce LGBT Business Enterprise Certification Information 
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce LGBT Business Enterprise Certification FAQ


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
Attendees will:  

  • Understand the evolution of LGBT owned businesses in local, regional, and national landscape
  • Recognize the importance of identifying your business as LGBT owned 
  • Learn the impact of Supplier Diversity on any size LGBT owned businesses  
  • Explore ways your company can access new business opportunities:
    • Business to Business and Business to Consumer
    • 7-county market as part of the City of Cleveland’s Registry
    • The Republican National Convention
    • Cuyahoga County initiative
    • Small Business Administration initiative
    • Certification as a LGBT-BE by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Share what you need for your business to move to your next step
  • Find out ways Plexus and our partners can provide collaborative resources to advance your business
Contact:
Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce
info@thinkplexus.org, 888-753-9879