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Podcast: Accelerate Growth with Diane Heilbig

2020-01-13T21:11:29+00:00December 12th, 2019|12PointFive News, Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Podcasts, Tips and Advice|

Diane and Liz had a great time talking certification and tips to leverage it. Tune in here to listen to the episode: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/dhelbig/2019/12/12/leverage-certification-for-bigger-clients-and-more-of-them

Business development: Get to know your target clients

2019-10-15T16:57:40+00:00October 15th, 2019|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyoNEhlDU48&feature=youtu.be If you're looking at the video thinking, "That's not Liz." You're right! In talking effective business development, once we get past the process of leveraging their business certifications, the thing I talk about most with my clients is getting to know their potential customers. They have a plan and a list of a [...]

Where to find your next big client this summer: Supplier Diversity Conferences

2019-06-11T00:13:51+00:00June 11th, 2019|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion|

Photo Credit:Kim Linonis It's Pride month and around the country LGBTQ people are celebrating their successes in achieving equal rights, and gearing up for all the work that still remains.  I went to the Pride Parade in DC over the weekend with friends of mine and their kids. We surrendered to the crush of people, [...]

Celebrating Women’s history (and present and future…)

2019-03-18T23:24:56+00:00March 18th, 2019|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

I kicked off a very busy Women's History Month preparing for a talk I'm giving today to help women elevate their professional presence.  As I pulled together the information, I had the good fortune of a calendar packed full of events celebrating women business owners. I surrounded myself with dynamic leaders and listened to their [...]

Money and the New Majority Entrepreneurs

2019-02-12T19:44:20+00:00February 12th, 2019|Diversity and Inclusion|

Above. (L-R) Meher Rehman, herDomain, Lemaire Stewart and Kyle Miller, Goodfynd discuss traction at Seed Spot's Impact Accelerator. Credit: Seed Spot. As I pulled together what I've been up to over the past couple of weeks since my last post, the through line was money. In the past few weeks I've been a teach and [...]

Women-Owned Wrap Up: 2018

2018-12-12T22:02:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|12PointFive News, Certification, Diversity and Inclusion|

As we close out the year, I've been busy with clients ramping up for 2019. In reflecting on what I've been able to accomplish this year, I'm proud of a few goals I've achieved and am setting some new goals for 2019 myself. One of my WBE clients has closed business with a new corporate [...]

You Had a Matchmaker. Now What? Tips for Women-Owned Businesses

2018-11-08T20:31:48+00:00November 8th, 2018|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdLEkAxHxk Last month, I joined up with Cass Bailey of Slice Communications for a webinar titled You Had a Matchmaker. Now What?  A matchmaker is a one-on-one meeting between a certified women's business enterprise (WBE) and corporate representative at a national WBENC event or a regional event from one of WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations [...]

Introducing: A Blueprint for Diversity and Inclusion

2018-10-25T21:24:11+00:00September 11th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion|

The vision of 12PointFive is to help companies transform their workplaces and achieve diversity and inclusion goals for greater business outcomes. Diversity is correlated with a happier workforce and higher profits. There is a clear business case for diversity as a business imperative, not just a social one.  And yet, many companies are not driving [...]