Upcoming Opportunities for LGBTBEs and LGBT-Owned Businesses

COVID-19 Health & Wellness Government Community Festivals & Celebrations

Business may look different for most of us, but there are still opportunities to learn and grow. We want to make sure our LGBT-owned business members are connected to all possibilities for success! The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the certifying body for LGBT Business Enterprise certification, announced a series of webinars and matchmaking events to educate and promote LGBT business owners. The Metro Business Assistance Office will hold a course focused on understanding the government purchasing process. 


Are you an LGBT business owner? Would you like to differentiate yourself from competitors and gain access to the contracting pipeline? Learn more about certifying your business!



Local Resources


How to Bid & Win Government Contracts 

Tuesday, July 21st

12:00 pm - 1:30 CT

Buyers manage the purchase of goods and services from start to finish; they are your best resource when bidding a government contract. This course will focus on understanding the government purchasing process, submitting a successful bid, and delivering results that take your firm to the next level. Register


Classroom Connect: LGBT Business Enterprise Certification & Metro Procurement

Webinar Recording from May 7th

In our first Classroom Connect- LGBT Business Enterprise Certification, we talked about certifying your business as an LGBT Business Enterprise and leveraging your certification to do work with Metro and corporate members. We heard from current certified LGBTBEs in our area and leaders of some of our partner organizations.


National Resources


So, You Think You Can Pitch?

Wednesday, July 29th

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

From spontaneous conversations to formal business development presentations, pitching your business is a daily part of the entrepreneur’s journey. Learn from NGLCC Corporate Partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE® suppliers about the keys to success to take your pitch to the next level. Register


LGBTBE Federal Contracting Webinars & Matchmaking Series

Thursday, July 30th

1:00 pm CT

This series is designed to ensure a deeper understanding by Certified LGBTBE® suppliers on government agencies, prime contractors and the interconnected market that is creating additional opportunities for contracting with diverse business communities. Part I is an essential overview for small businesses who are interested in learning about contracting with the federal government and how the NGLCC network can help. Register


NGLCC National Legal Industry Council: Summer LGBT Legal Supplier Workshop

Tuesday, August 4th

12:00 pm CT

Join NGLCC's National Legal Industry Council for an exciting workshop for LGBT legal industry service providers focused on increasing supplier diversity opportunities in the legal industry across all communities. Register


Getting Your Certified Product to Store Shelves

Wednesday, August 5th

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

This webinar will bring together NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® suppliers who have taken this journey themselves and corporate partners who can provide valuable insight into the process. Learn how suppliers have leveraged their NGLCC certification to scale production from concept, to manufacturing, warehousing and ultimately into the hands of customers at any stage of their journey, and especially beneficial for those considering participating in NGLCC’s Sip & Pitch Fridays or upcoming summer Matchmaker programs. Register


Survive & Thrive Summit 2020

Thursday, August 6th

12:00 pm CT

Help your business survive the pandemic and recession with crowdfunding. This program is open to the entire NGLCC network! Join NGLCC, Microsoft, and our strategic partners online on August 6th at 1:00 pm ET and learn about the three ways of crowdfunding, rewards, equity, and donation that can bring a new pool of billions of dollars into more women, minority, veteran, and LGBT-owned businesses and startups. Register

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