BOC 23: Innovate. Activate. Elevate. with Dominique Milton

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Welcome to another episode of The RVA Small Business Show with your host Cory Mosley. In today’s segment, we are joined by Dominique Milton, President & CEO of Carolinas – Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC).

 The CVMSDC serves minority business owners and corporate partners in the Carolinas as well as here in the Commonwealth.

As an Intentional Connector, Dominique’s goal is to create wealth by Certifying, Developing, Connecting and Advocating for Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses also know as (MBEs).

If you connect with others and utilize advocacy organizations, then your reach becomes larger and larger. -Dominique Milton

The 2023 Business Opportunity Conference (BOC 23) is set to take place on August 1st and 2nd at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Organized by the Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) and led by Dominique Milton, its President and CEO, the event aims to connect minority business owners with major corporations, providing invaluable networking and growth opportunities.

Why Attend BOC 23?

Minority entrepreneurs often face unique challenges in the business world. Limited access to resources, funding, and networking opportunities can hinder their progress and limit their potential for success. BOC 23 is designed to bridge this gap by facilitating connections between minority business owners and major corporations. By attending this conference, entrepreneurs can tap into a wealth of resources and opportunities for growth.

What to Expect at BOC 23

The event will feature various sessions and activities tailored to the needs of minority entrepreneurs. Here are some highlights to look forward to:

  1. Inspiring Keynote Speakers: Gain insights and inspiration from industry leaders and successful minority entrepreneurs who will share their stories, challenges, and achievements. Learn from their experiences and use their wisdom to propel your own business forward.
  2. Networking Opportunities: Make valuable connections with representatives from major corporations and other minority business owners. These connections can lead to potential partnerships, collaborations, and business opportunities that can help your company grow.
  3. Workshops and Panel Discussions: Attend informative workshops and panel discussions led by experts in various fields. These sessions will cover essential topics such as access to capital, marketing strategies, and supply chain management.
  4. Business Matchmaking: Participate in one-on-one meetings with representatives from major corporations looking to diversify their supply chains. This is your chance to pitch your products or services directly to decision-makers, opening doors for potential contracts and business deals.
  5. Awards Ceremony: Celebrate the achievements of outstanding minority-owned businesses and major corporations committed to supplier diversity during the awards ceremony. This recognition can boost your company’s profile and credibility, making it more attractive to potential clients and partners.

Make the Most of BOC 23: Tips for Success

To maximize the benefits of attending BOC 23, consider the following tips:

  1. Prepare Your Elevator Pitch: Have a concise and compelling elevator pitch ready to introduce your business to potential connections. This will help you make a lasting impression and pique their interest in your products or services.
  2. Bring Plenty of Business Cards: Don’t underestimate the power of a well-designed business card. Carry enough cards to hand out during networking events and one-on-one meetings, ensuring you leave a lasting impression on potential contacts.
  3. Research Participating Corporations: Familiarize yourself with the major corporations attending the event and their supplier diversity initiatives. This will help you identify potential business opportunities and tailor your pitch accordingly.
  4. Attend Workshops and Panels Relevant to Your Business: Choose the sessions that best align with your business goals and challenges. This will ensure that you gain the most value from the event and can apply the insights you learn directly to your company.
  5. Follow Up After the Conference: Don’t let the connections you make at BOC 23 go to waste. Follow up with the contacts you made, expressing your gratitude for their time and exploring potential business opportunities together.

Key Takeaways:

  1. BOC 23 is an invaluable event for minority entrepreneurs, offering networking opportunities, workshops, and business matchmaking with major corporations.
  2. Prepare for the event by refining your elevator pitch, researching participating corporations, and choosing relevant workshops and panels to attend.
  3. Make the most of your time at BOC 23 by actively networking, participating in one-on-one meetings, and attending the awards ceremony.
  4. Follow up with the connections made during the event to explore potential collaborations and business opportunities.

Don’t miss this chance to unlock new opportunities for your minority-owned business. Register for the 2023 Business Opportunity Conference today and take the first step towards a brighter, more successful future.

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