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Supplier Inclusion Program Opportunity

AEO is launching a new program to help African American and Lantinx small businesses improve their revenue growth and their ability to compete for large contracts.  Below is an overview of the program and how to apply.  AEO is now accepting applications for its Supplier Inclusion program to help African American and Latinx small businesses build their capacity to compete for large contracts.  Apply now! 

In partnership with Bpeace and FPS, AEO has created the Supplier Inclusion program as a one-stop-shop to improve small businesses’ access to capital, provide tailored coaching and trusted guidance that will help small businesses break through barriers, realize their growth potential and generate revenue. 

What is the eligibility to participate? 

Ideal candidates must: 

  • be located in the US  
  • have been in business for two years or more 
  • have at least 10 employees 
  • be African American- or Latinx- owned 
  • have at least $250k in revenue 
  • have applied for a corporate procurement opportunity recently or currently be executing a contract 

What is the program offering? 

Building capitalization: 

  • Access to lenders who are interested in each business’ story and vision, not just their credit scores.  
  • Mentorship, knowledge and skills on how to gain access to equity capital 
  • Opportunity to participate in our AEO Pitch Day for Equity. 

Building capacity and creating opportunities for market and sales growth: 

  • Tailored guidance from a Supplier Inclusion Advisor on how to improve business strategies for bidding on and securing opportunities.   
  • Opportunities to connect with corporations via our AEO Pitch Day for Deals.  
  • Work with high-quality business consultants called “Skillanthropists” to help break through the barriers to growth, increase revenue, and preserve jobs. 
  • Tech-enabled tools that help improve or build digital presence, get business finances in order, improve financial wellness (employee and owner savings), and improve cash flow. 

Apply Now –

Germaine McIver-Cherry
Innovation Program Coordinator
Ph:  202.650.5580 ext. 59

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