America’s Top Inclusive Businesses and Most Successful Entrepreneurs Announced

 Michelle Van Otten FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/5/2017 | OMNIKAL | (203) 255 – 8966 | michelle@omnikal.com   Southport, CT:  Today, OMNIKAL, today announced the OMNI500, the 17th annual listing of the nation’s top 500 privately-owned businesses. Ranging in annual revenue from $20 million to over $5 billion, the companies listed on the OMNI500 represent the nation’s top privately-held, inclusive companies. Dismissing the long-held notion that diverse owned businesses are small or insignificant in the marketplace.   Making the top of this year’s OMNI500 list are four distinguished inclusive companies with over $1 billion in annual revenues; World Wide Technology based
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Business Course: Business Section

Business Courses for OMNIKAL Membership Platform Get 1200 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.             Finance Finance Business Business   Business Building a Business – Free Online Video – Free Online Audio – Free iTunes Audio – Oxford University Course Description: This podcast series records the 3rd annual Begbroke Transfer conference ‘Building a Business:
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America’ s Top 25 Government Agencies for Inclusion

Michelle Van Otten FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/25/17 | OMNIKAL | 1.203.255.8966 | michelle@omnikal.com America’s Top 25 Government Agencies for Inclusion     Southport, CT: Today, OMNIKAL (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) announced the Omni50 Award Winners, which are the top 25 US Government Agencies who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace.United States Postal Service was named the #1 Omni50 Award Winning Government Agency. Other agencies at the top of the winners list include: Small Business Administration, U.S. Army, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security and Army & Air Force Exchange
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What was wrong with “Diversity Business?”

What was wrong with “Diversity Business?” Diversity Business has changed its name, focus and more – to serve and to be in step with a rapidly-changing business world. The word “diversity” has outlived its time. “Diversity” means seeing and labeling differences.“Inclusion” is the word, the energy and the meaning the world is increasingly demanding. “Inclusion” in business means an ideal, level playing field where all supplier/vendor firms are seen and hired based on their qualifications, abilities and quality, with no regard to separating issues of ethnicity, gender, etc.“Inclusion”means more choices for buyers. “Inclusion” means more opportunities for sellers. So we
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America’ s Top 50 Inclusion Corporations

Michelle Van Otten FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/25/17 | OMNIKAL | 1.203.255.8966 | michelle@omnikal.com America’s Top 50 Inclusion Corporations: Who’s Gaining Market Share By Doing The Right Thing?     Southport, CT: Today, OMNIKAL (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) announced the Omni50 Award Winners, which are the top 50 US corporations who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace. These same corporations are also successfully appealing to the growing Millennial Generation, which, by 2020, will be the largest and most diverse population and market segment in America, * a market segment that is forcing brands to evolve from minority/diversity
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OMNIKAL 1st Annual Supply Chain Entrepreneur ‘Pitch’ Contest

OMNIKAL 1st Annual Supply Chain Entrepreneur ‘Pitch’ Contest – For $10,000 in cash prizes. “Every breakthrough business idea begins with solving a common problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity.” – Michael Dell     What’s this? By now you might’ve figured out that we exist to support entrepreneurs in achieving their goals to Go Big. At this year’s annual Business Summit, we decided to ditch the boring panels and turn up the energy with a live pitch competition – done our way! Our goal with the first annual pitch competition is to give our entrepreneurs a chance
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Omnikal 17th National Business Summit Announced

Southport, CT/ — Omnikal (formerly DiversityBusiness.com), the nation’s largest, inclusive business organization, will be hosting its “17th Annual National Business Summit” at the Harvard Club in New York, NY on May 18, 2017  http://www.omnikal.com/summit/. The summit draws entrepreneurs, Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies and social/tech enthusiast from all over the United States. The Omnikal summit offers a solid platform for the kind of  networking that is usually missing from daily business life. Omnikal will also host its 1st Annual Supply Chain Entrepreneur ‘Pitch’ Contest that’s open to all entrepreneurs http://www.omnikal.com/pitch-competition/.  The event will feature a special celebration for entrepreneurs and
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Women Need to Stop Singing “It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To”

by Pat Heim, Ph.D. and Tammy Hughes The Heim Group, LLC   www.heimgroup.com 7 Reasons Why Men Aren’t Responsible for Failing Gender Initiatives. Ashley has been a manager for four years. She leads a highly motivated team that produces great results and has high moral to boot.   But she has recently started thinking about leaving the organization.  The men that were hired on at the same time as she have speedily moved up one or two ranks above her and Ashley feels stuck.  She talked to her boss about her future.  He said that her former colleagues have moved up
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How personality, motivation, company culture can fuel your small business success

by Susan Solovic It’s in style now to talk about company culture. Honestly, the general topic has long been discussed, but in previous days it was referred to as the “work environment.” I do think that the term “company culture” captures the bigger picture and gives us a handle to grab on to as we discuss and try to understand a range of issues that are critical to success in business. The downside is that when we talk about company culture, the focus is often on mission statements, managerial styles, and employee empowerment.
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Discover the Yin and Yang of marketing alliances

by Susan Solovic There is strength in numbers and if you can form alliances with other businesses, you can grab some additional marketing strength. Earlier this year, I outlined a system and some tools you can use to find other businesses that are wooing the same social media audience as you’re trying to get onboard. Today, I want to suggest another very simple way to find companies that might be amenable to forming an alliance with your business. Simply put: If you’re a product supplier, contact the companies who supply related services to your customers. And if you’re a service provider, contact
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