Digital Meet the Mentors is an educational series which brings together business owners and industry leaders to help foster their business growth. Take advantage of these roundtable conversations in-person at American Express advocacy events, or take part in the interactive online series, all from the comfort of your home or office.
The Inside Scoop of Working with Large Corporations
Session Overview: Did you know that large companies work with organizations of all sizes to help fulfill their procurement needs? On October 18th, learn what some of the world’s biggest enterprises look for in suppliers, how they procure and common pitfalls to avoid when bidding for their business. Take advantage of interactive conversation with high-level subject matter experts from Dell and American Express. Tune in and participate in an interactive Q&A with these professionals.
Finding, Diversifying, and Retaining Top Talent
Session Overview: : Check out this session on how to recruit top talent, the skills and capabilities that make a diverse team, and best practices for retaining that team. High-level subject matter experts from ZipRecruiter, American Express, and Manifest Yourself share their knowledge.
Learning How to Sell to Large Scale Buyers
Session Overview: Learn what buyers look for when contracting with small businesses, ways to stand out in a competitive marketplace and why now is an ideal time to search for opportunities. Take advantage of interactive conversation with American Express® Advisors and high-level subject matter experts.
Funding a Winning Business
Session Overview: From starting up to scaling up, financial flexibility and access to capital are key to growing your business. Explore funding options and resources that support your company at every stage.
Getting to Know International Buyers
Session Overview: Selling to new markets can be tricky. This World Trade Month, join seasoned Exporting Mentors to discuss and learn how to approach international buyers when making a deal, and the programs available to help you grow through global trade. Take advantage of 1:1 conversation with subject matter experts, all from the comfort of your home or office.
How to Grow Your Construction Business through Contracting
Session Overview: Learn how winning a government contract in the construction industry will help boost your company growth. Join American Express procurement Advisors and successful business owners in the construction industry to take advantage of person-to-person advice and real-time Q&A to help position your company for growth!
Partner Up! Why Two Heads Are Better Than One
Session Overview: This session is for new and experienced government contractors alike. Teaming can be a great way to compete for opportunities that your company might not be eligible for on your own. Connect directly with Ron Perry, President of Teya Services and the 2012 American Express Teaming Contractor of the year. Alongside Gloria Larkin, Procurement Advisor to American Express, Ron and Gloria will cover how to explore teaming techniques, resources and programs, and the SBA’s Mentor-Protege.
How to Find and Select the Best Experts to Help You Grow Globally
Session Overview: With so many trade programs and resources available, it can be difficult to navigate which are most useful for your business. Gain insights about the many different options available and how to select the right resources for your business during a discussion with Ed Marsh, Exporting Advisor to American Express, and John Cafarelli, president and founder of Ernest Supplies.
How to Market to the World’s Largest Customer
Session Overview: Hear firsthand what it takes to conduct business with the federal government and receive personalized advice from Gloria Larkin, an expert in government contracting, marketing and business development. The new federal fiscal year kicked off at the beginning of October, so it’s a great time to discuss the ins and outs of working with the various agencies and learn what steps to take - and pitfalls to avoid - to position your company for contracting success.
From Your First International Sale to Entering Your Fifth Global Market
Session Overview: Companies that commit to exporting see the strategy become a substantial part of their business within three years, and a majority average five markets in that same period of time. Learn how to turn website inquiries from international prospects into export sales, expand on those initial customers, and use free or low-cost programs to support your growth. Join Ed Marsh, the Exporting Advisor to American Express, and discover how the global reach of your website can help on your global growth journey.