The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is proud to present Top Shelf Services: High Volume Retail Growth Insights. This six-week virtual program is sponsored by Walgreens, and collaborating partner bp. The program is designed to help established professional services businesses access procurement opportunities in the mass retail market.  
JOIN OUR UPCOMING
FALL 2022 COHORT!
PITCH YOUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES!
Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their services to a select group of corporate representatives who will provide valuable feedback. The program is specifically targeted to businesses in the following professional service areas:

  • Technology (not staffing)
  • Training
  • Legal
  • Marketing (not promotional products)
  • Public Relations
  • Property i.e., Architects, Engineers
  • Environmental
THE FIRST 4 MODULES YOU WILL LEARN
MODULE 1:
WELCOME TO PROCUREMENT
MODULE 4:
INTRODUCE YOUR VALUE
MODULE 2
CLIENT DUE DILIGENCE
MODULE 4:
CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIPS
HERE'S HOW TOP SHELF WILL BENEFIT
YOUR BUSINESS
Upon competition of the program, participants will have successfully completed educational training from subject matter experts and hands-on learning opportunities in the following areas:

  • Increase contract wins in the retail industry
  • Gain insights from industry professionals
  • Learn from your peers
  • Develop a proposal toolkit that includes
  • Capabilities Statement
  • Content for proposals
  • Pitch Presentation skills training
  • Introductory Emails
  • Business matchmaking follow-up
  • Opportunity to Pitch to corporate evaluators

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be an established professional services business owner interested in selling to retailers
  • Two or more years in business
  • WBE Certified
  • Committed to attending 6 weeks of virtual learning via Zoom Program dates (VIA ZOOM) 

Limited space is available. All applicants must make themselves available for a brief phone interview.

This program is open to all certified WBEs that meet the criteria
When:
October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3 and November 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, CDT
Where:
Via Zoom
Application Deadline:
September 9, 2022
WBDC Corporate Sponsors
For more information, contact Cynthia Johnson | cjohnson@wbdc.org