For minority and women supplier diversity business entrepreneurs

If you doubt how important sustainability is to the future success of your business, here is a startling figure for you. According to a report by Price Waterhouse Coopers, 90 percent of new graduates "actively seek out employers whose corporate responsibility behavior reflects their own." To put that figure into perspective, data from LinkedIn reveals this generation of Millennials accounts for roughly 50 percent of today's global workforce and will rise to around 75 percent by 2025...

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When SeaWorld San Diego (SeaWorld) opened 50 years ago on 21 acres along the shore of Mission Bay in San Diego, it was the beginning of a unique nature experience for the public which melded the personal with interactive and educational experiences. 

Today, the company has grown beyond its original aquatic adventures to a new era of family entertainment and adventure at 11 U.S. theme parks including the SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands as well as water parks, Aquatica®, Adventure Island®, Discovery Cove®, and Water Country USA®. In 2013, the theme parks hosted more than 23 million guests...

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In the world of classical music, Lee England, Jr. stands well apart.

More than a mere virtuoso, he's a classically-trained violinist who has earned a reputation for performances that are riveting in their sweep and dynamism. He sculpts his sounds with dazzling dexterity, producing different emotions with the slightest change of bow speed...

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Just like the story in the best-selling motivational fable Who Moved My Cheese?, the airport industry's "cheese" continues to move. Airports must innovate constantly, even when times are good. Therefore, they are constantly looking for new approaches to generate revenue and serve a customer base that expects more. Today's travelers require a wider variety of services at reasonable prices. And in addition to a more demanding traveling public, airports are facing airline industry consolidation that's reducing the number of hub airports and total numbers of flights...

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Earning a good living as a professional athlete or entertainer can be relatively short-lived. It isn't long before the best earning years are over for most people. 

Fortunately, efforts are underway to greatly improve investment opportunities for professional athletes and entertainers while providing real growth opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs)...

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MBE's Business Opportunities resource covers business-related financing, consulting, and programs available for the Supplier Diversity community and M/WBEs. Updated monthly.

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MBE's M/WBE Resource Directory is a comprehensive list of resource organizations (including links) that support the Supplier Diversity community and M/WBEs.

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Refer to MBE's Acronyms & Terminology list for frequently used acronyms and terminology and an overview of the major organizations supporting the Supplier Diversity community.

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