Ryan Foland with Tom Ren: How to get your startup certified to do more Business

Ryan Foland with Tom Ren: How to get your startup certified to do more Business

Today’s show has special guest Tom Ren, long time entrepreneur and resident expert at UCI Applied Innovation. His previous company AECsoft USA developed and provided supplier management, supplier diversity management and eSourcing systems for 300 large customers (Fortune 1000, KBR, AEG, several major casinos, and more). Gartner Group ranked AECsoft the world's best Supplier Information Management System in 2010. The company was acquired in 2011 by SciQuest.

Tom’s new company Global XLR develops tools and services (Supplier.Bid) to better connect buyers and suppliers. His key interest is in helping to promote Supplier Diversity — Minority, Women or Veteran-owned businesses, etc. On the show, we talk about how Tom uses LinkedIn and WeChat to spread awareness of how he can help get startups into big box stores like Walmart and Target. Tom breaks down how underrepresented business owners can get a BIG break by using a little-known tactic. If you are a business owner, you do not want to miss this episode of “Get Notified”!

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