Master the skills to develop a high-performing business.
You’re in an unforgiving business environment that is changing rapidly. You need to constantly adjust your business strategy and refine your operations if you are to survive, prosper, and grow to scale. Tuck’s minority business education programs are committed to help you do just that. We want you to succeed.
Tuck has been driving minority business education for more than 30 years. Our Building a High-Performing Minority Business program provides an opportunity to assess and improve your company today. If you are positioned to move up to the next level and want to explore growth strategies, Growing the Minority Business to Scale is for you.
Corporations that have sponsored participants in both these programs have praised Tuck for helping to improve the cost, quality, and delivery of their supplier network. In addition to providing this benefit to corporations, Tuck offers thought leadership to shape public policy and improve the effectiveness of minority resource organizations. These include organizations with a mission of helping minorities, women, Native Americans, veterans, disabled, and other historically underutilized groups succeed in the US economy (see also Partnership Programs).
Different programs for different needs. Which program is right for you? To help you decide, hear from your peers on how their Tuck experience impacted their business: Read Success Stories from the Building or Growing programs.
What do we mean by “minority” business?
In this era of changing demographics, the definition of "minority" is evolving. Tuck employs the word to include all underserved populations. Some of the organizations that refer candidates to us include the following:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)*
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)*
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)*
- Small Business Administration (SBA)* and other government agencies (national or local)*
- U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)
- U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
- US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
*These are certifying agencies though certification is not necessarily required.
Going beyond the fundamentals, explore how your core competencies can be redirected to capture growth organically, through strategic partnerships or mergers.
Tuck partners with various organizations to deliver programs customized for their needs.