Selling to the government can help a business grow, but there are also many opportunities to be had and experiences to learn from in the private sector. To help Minority and Women-owned firms grow, twelve corporate partners have teamed up with SBS to offer four new programs that involve working directly with them through workshops, one-on-one coaching, exclusive contracting opportunities, and more! Participants will have the opportunity to work with some of the best in their industries.
Our CAP corporate partners are:
- American Express
- BNY Mellon
- Columbia University
- Con Edison
- Credit Suisse
- Goldman Sachs
- National Grid
M/WBE Recruiting & Referral – SBS and our corporate partners will refer certified firms for specific contracting opportunities, both private and public. This is a new benefit to getting certified, as any qualifying M/WBEs will be contacted regarding specific contracts. All 12 corporations will be participating in this program.
Corporate Coaching Program –After a competitive application process, nine CEOs of certified professional service firms will be paired with senior executives at our partner corporations for coaching engagements. Accenture, American Express, BNY Mellon, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, Columbia University, and IBM will be participating in this program. See Corporate Coaching Program program details.
Corporate Alliance/Columbia Construction Trades Certificate Mentorship Program – After three successful years, this program has been expanded thanks to the addition of four corporate partners: BNY Mellon, Con Edison, Goldman Sachs, and National Grid. Participants will not only receive extensive construction management training through Columbia University’s Masters of Construction Management program, but they will also get exclusive opportunities to bid on construction contracts at the five corporate partners as well as at NYC DEP, NYC HPD, and NYC Parks. See Construction Mentorship Program program details.
Navigating the Corporate Supply Chain(formally Corporate Skills Training) – To further help certified firms and small businesses do business with the private sector, participating corporate partners are presenting a workshop that provides insight on how to do business with them. Topics will include Fundamentals of Strategic Sourcing, Joint Venturing & Firm Collaboration, Responding to Bids and RFPs, and more! Accenture, American Express, BNY Mellon, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, Columbia University, Credit Suisse, IBM, and National Grid will be participating in this program. See Navigating the Corporate Supply Chain program details.
For more information, see our Corporate Alliance Program FAQs.
For more information on how to do business with each CAP partner, access our How to Sell to Corporations Guide.