This program is a one-week intensive executive education course for NMSDC-certified MBEs offered in partnership with the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
The course features an interactive curriculum focused on finance and accounting; human resource management; leadership; marketing and brand strategy; relationship marketing and strategic thinking. In today’s business environment, success in these areas will help position minority suppliers for increased procurement opportunities in the domestic and global supply chain.
This annual program is hosted on campus at the University of Washington in Seattle. Participants return to their businesses with new skills, a renewed personal energy, and a valuable network of fellow minority and women business leaders.
Save the Date!
Nominations are being accepted now through: June 30, 2019
To be eligible, your business must meet the following requirements:
· Be located in King County
· Be for-profit and have been in operation for at least three years
· Have 50 or fewer full-time employees
Note: All past winners and 2018 finalists are ineligible for nomination.
To nominate your business, visit the online survey tool to complete and submit your nomination. Deadline is June 30, 2019. **You can only take the survey once, but you can edit your responses until you have submitted the survey. Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Award Categories Include:
· Small Business of the Year
· Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
· Women-Owned Small Business of the Year
· Exporting Small Business of the Year
· Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year
· Workforce Development Small Business of the Year
· Rural Small Business of the Year
If you are nominating a business for more than one category, please complete a separate nomination form for each category.
This three-day seminar will provide you with a better understanding of the numbers side of business through essential accounting and finance concepts. Learn to interpret and analyze financial data, communicate financial information, and evaluate your company’s performance. Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to apply what you have learned at work and make more effective decisions based on your organization’s financial information.