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MBE Key Programs & Services

Pathways to Excellence

Open to Class 1 (< $1M), Class 2 ($1M – $10M), Class 3 ($10M – $50M), and Class 4 ($50M)

Pathways to Excellence is a business self-assessment that helps diverse suppliers understand the standards and business requirements used by major corporations and governmental entities in the supplier selection process. P2E provides the technical assistance training to close identified gaps within the seven pillars (HSSE, Cyber Security, Quality, Corporate Policies, Technical, Financials, and ESG) reflecting business standards and corporate requirements. This increases a MBEs ability to compete for higher value added contracts.

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Supplier Idol

Open to Class 1 (< $1M), Class 2 ($1M – $10M), Class 3 ($10M – $50M), and Class 4 ($50M)

Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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MBE Leadership Academy

Open to Class 1 (< $1M) and Class 2 ($1M – $10M)

The MBE Leadership Academy is a comprehensive 8-week program that develops the essential skills that emerging minority business enterprises (MBEs) need to enhance their strategic and operational leadership. This program is designed to guide MBEs in developing a growth plan and provide the opportunity for them to pitch to financial institutions. The MBE Leadership Academy provides the tools that will help them manage their profitability, productivity and performance in cyclical markets.

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CEO Conversations

Open to Class 3 ($10M – $50M) and Class 4 ($50M)

CEO Conversations is designed for CEOs, presidents and senior executives of companies with over $10 million in revenue. The program helps participants gain an understanding of how Houston’s top executives lead their organizations. These MBEs meet quarterly with senior executives from major corporations to develop strategic leadership skills to create well-rounded C-level MBE owners. Through innovation sessions led by Accenture, MBEs are guided through topics that help them transition from operational to strategic leaders.

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Total Business Development

Open to Class 1 (< $1M), Class 2 ($1M – $10M), Class 3 ($10M – $50M), and Class 4 ($50M)

Total Business Development is designed to address business capability gaps, promote business growth, and increase utilization of the professional services of certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The program allows MBEs that have identified a strategic need within their organization to hire MBE firms with the technical expertise to provide a solution – at half the cost! The program encourages the utilization of HMSDC’s certified professional service firms by contributing 35% up to $500 towards the cost of professional services needed by other MBEs.

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If you have any questions, feel free to send them to MBEdevelopment@hmsdc.org