Three programs instituted by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (www.nmsdc.org) are making it possible for owners and management of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to aim for and succeed in growth opportunities. The newest program, Catapult, joins the Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) and Advanced Management Education Program (AMEP) in providing initiatives for MBE executives.

AMEP, the Advanced Management Education Program, is a custom executive education program created by NMSDC in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University to provide certified, established, expansion-oriented MBEs with the skills and tools needed to achieve and sustain accelerated growth. NMSDC corporate members recommend high-potential MBEs with sales greater than $5 million in manufacturing and $3 million in service firms for participation in the four-day program. Through this interactive curriculum and team-based study MBEs learn growth strategies specifically to build capacity and sustainability for the future. Applications are due no later than June 3.

For more information check out http://www.nmsdc.org/enterprise-learning/amep/

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