Monthly Archives: September 2010

What is Behind a Site Visit?

Don’t be intimidated by or worry about a site visit. We’ve been visited a lot … 14 certifications worth! The visits have been about confirming information and they give the certifying organization an opportunity to explore and understand the business first hand. Continue reading

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What’s in a word – Governance?

Governance boils down to the language in the governing documents of the diverse business. Review your governing documents BEFORE you apply for a diversity certification! Continue reading

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What’s in a word – Control?

To be a diversity certified business, the diverse owners must control the business. The owner has to have the authority and “power to direct or determine” or influence what will happen in the business, both now and in the future. Continue reading

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Certification Application Rejected?

Rejection can be quite frustrating, especially when you’ve spent hours filling out forms and locating supporting documents. Here are some things that can cause a certifier to reject your application for diversity certification, in no particular order… Continue reading

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Supplier Diversity Challenges II

I found another 2007 article with more about supplier diversity challenges from a purchasing point of view. Continue reading

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