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Corporate Alliance Program (CAP)

 

Selling to the government can help a business grow, but there are also many opportunities available and experiences to learn from in the private sector. To help Minority- and Women-owned firms grow, thirteen corporate partners have teamed up with SBS to offer three programs that involve working directly with them through workshops, one-on-one mentorship, contracting opportunities, and more! Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and connect to some of the best in their industries.

Our CAP corporate partners are:

  • Accenture
  • American Express
  • BNY Mellon
  • Citi
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Columbia University
  • Con Edison
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Interpublic Group
  • National Grid
  • NYU
  • Skanska

M/WBE Referral Service – SBS and our corporate partners will refer NYC-certified M/WBEs for specific contracting opportunities, both private and public. This is a benefit to getting certified, as any qualifying M/WBEs will be contacted regarding specific contract opportunities.  All 13 corporate partners participate in this program. 

NYCEO M/WBE Mentorship Program – mentorship program for Professional Services, Standard Services, and Goods M/WBEs and small businesses with at least three years in operation and record of continual growth for the past two years.  SBS, CAP and Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) partner to provide firms in these sectors with business and leadership guidance from mentors who are successful entrepreneurs and members of EO's NY Chapter.  Over a period of 28 weeks, participants will work with mentors and fellow participants on issues impacting business growth and will obtain education and training on business-related topics from seminars presented by CAP corporate executives.  See CAP/NYCEO M/WBE Mentorship Program for more details and to apply for the next cohort! 

Navigating the Corporate Supply Chain Workshop Series – To further help NYC-certified firms and small businesses do business with the private sector, participating corporate partners present workshops that provide insight on how to do business with them.  Topics include Fundamentals of Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability Practices, Responding to Bids and RFPs, Negotiating and more!  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.