When Necole Parker Green, principal and CEO of The ELOCEN Group, was interested in expanding her construction project management business beyond government contracts, she connected with The
Green and two of her employees took online courses, which guided them through modules on corporate business skills. They learned the importance of understanding and researching a company before approaching it to earn business, the ins and outs of corporate procurement, how to sell their services—and, unexpectedly, that The ELOCEN Group’s advancements could help women business owners succeed.
Enabling the economic empowerment of women business owners is a priority at
5by20 provides business skills training, loans and financial services, and peer networks and mentoring. In the United States, the Supplier Training & Empowerment Program (STEP) is designed to help
Interactive and informational trainings, offered online and in-person, equip STEP participants with key learnings and tools to help identify and eliminate barriers, and better understand and meet customer requirements. As women entrepreneurs seek to take their businesses to the next level, STEP gives the step up they need.
Today, The ELOCEN Group is proud to call
Maldonado sees STEP as a tool that can teach women business owners how to reach and partner corporate America, increase visibility, develop and enhance sales pitches, access funding, conduct business and more.
“In every step of business, you go through growth spurts and stagnation," she explains. "Programs like STEP remind us of some basic and necessary constants in business. We can all use a refresher in business approaches; it gives us an advantage to securing contracts. At InterPrint Communications, we’ve experienced growth with
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