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“Diversity and inclusion are not only for employees, it’s for business owners also. Become a part of the conversation.” Vernita Naylor


Vernita Talk Policies in D.C.

Vernita Naylor (JEGroup), Small Business Ambassador, has been selected along with 49 other prominent business owners nationwide to attend a Small Business Policy Forum, in Washington, D.C.  We will be sitting down with subject matter policy experts and legislative staff to engage in a conversation on policies surrounding tax reforms, Affordable Health Care (ACA), access to capital, hiring and other pain points that affect small businesses.


Barnes and Noble (Emeryville) will be hosting Washington, D.C. Small Business Ambassador; Bay Area’s business owner; and Published Author, Vernita Naylor, Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup), Friday, October 20 at 7pm (https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061889643-0). Join us as you become educated on what it takes to become a part of the conversation as a business owner from diversity and inclusion (Chapter V Why Certifications Are Important) to creating a partnership with the buying agencies (Chapter VI Getting the Attention Of The Buyer) that are looking for the goods and services that you have to sell and much more. Books will be autographed on-site and available for purchase.

Helping to make businesses grow in the supplier diversity and government contracting marketplace at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) event in Pasadena, CA.


Vernita Naylor and the Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup) team had a great time participating at the 2016 California Black Chamber of Commerce (CalBCC) Ron Brown Summit in Los Angeles.  Vernita educated a large audience on The Business Process.  The Business Process is the five easy steps that any business owner can use to enhance the customer experience.  Then Vernita moderated the Small Business Funding Sources to a packed audience of business owners that wanted to know about some of the non-traditional funding opportunities that is available to them.  We want to thank the Small Business Funding Sources panelists for such a great experience:

  • Jesse Torres – Deputy Director/Small Business Advocate (Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development – Go-Biz)
  • Victor Parker – District Director (SBA Los Angeles District Office)
  • Teveia Barnes – Executive Director (California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank – IBank)
  • Kevin Hicks – Partner (Blackman and Associates)

Click here to partake in the experience from the keynote speaker, and breakout sessions to much more.  We hope to see you at the Summit in 2017.


How To Make Money With Fortune 500 and Government Buyers: Vendor Development Training Program Graduates

Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup) is happy to see Claudia Humphrey and Trisha Garrett graduate from the How to Make Money with Fortune 500 and Government Buyers: Vendor Development Training Program co-sponsored by Comcast/NBC/Universal.  In the program Claudia and Trisha were educated on how to create and maintain business compliance, build a strong business infrastructure, know what it takes to remain business ready, learn about ways to maximize their certification and understand what it takes to date their customers.  As a result of the program they became certified suppliers, created a capability statement, and much more that are the tools required to partner with their ideal customers.

We want to thank Timothy Evans, Comcast/NBC/Universal for all of his help in making this program a success and Roesia Gerstein (U.C. Berkeley (UCB) and San Francisco State University (SFSU)); Anthony Pegram (BART); M.J. Bogatin, Esq; Rhea Aguinaldo (Small Business Majority); Kiva Zip; and William A. Taylor, Esq for their participation in the program. Listen to the ladies (#4-8) firsthand on the JEGroup Channel about their experience in participating in the How to Make Money with Fortune 500 and Government Buyers: Vendor Development Training Program. Congratulations Ladies!


Follow the Money to the Supplier Diversity Program

Join me on September 8, as I teach the Follow the Money to the Supplier Diversity Program at U.C. Berkeley and learn how you can become a part of the supplier diversity program and be positioned to sell your goods or services. Under the supplier diversity program, there are partnerships being created between the buyers and suppliers on everything. Sign up today.



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How to Make Money With Fortune 500 and Government Entities:  Are You Capable?  (Part 6 of 6)

Billions of dollars are being spent on goods and services every year with Fortune 500 and government buyers.  There is a mandate of up to 50% to be spent with disadvantaged and underrepresented (small, women, minority, LGBT, and Veteran-owned) businesses.  As companies grow they realize that they can’t do everything themselves, so they outsource their goods and service needs, this is where the supplier diversity program comes in. 

During these four hours you will learn how to create professional resource tools that buyers require in partnering with them.  Register today and purchase your copy of Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting.

Seating is Limited.  Reserve your seat.  Sign up Today! 

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How to Make Money With Fortune 500 and Government Entities: Connect the Dots (Part 5 of 6)

Fortune 500 and government buyers like Comcast, PG&E, SFO, Google, California High Speed Rail Authority, Starbucks, Department of Navy, and AMTRAK are always looking for disadvantaged and underrepresented businesses to partner with.  Through the supplier diversity program, buyers have a goal to spend up to 50% on purchasing goods and services from small, minority, LGBT, Veteran and women-owned businesses.  This type of partnership is a win-win for everyone involved from the buyer and prime to the supplier.  

As the year is quickly coming to an end, buyers are diligently trying to meet their supplier diversity goals, will they find you?   Connect the Dots will help business owners, particularly those that are already certified, learn the steps for customizing their partnering relationships and see how they can begin the engagement process with their ideal customers.  Seating is Limited. Register today, purchase your copy of Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps and join us. 


How to Make Money With Fortune 500 and Government Entities: Date Your Customers

Do you know how to date your customers?  Do you have what it takes?  In Series 4 of the Vendor Development Training Program you will be taught the tools on how to Date Your Customers.  If you are certified this is the next step in helping you to grow your business through the supplier diversity and government contracting programs.  If you are not certified nor interested in getting certified this series can still help you into learning how to establish business readiness for business growth.

Sign up today http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-make-money-with-fortune-500-companies-and-government-buyers-date-your-customers-series-4-tickets-24749292801?aff=erelexpmlt.

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I had the pleasure of being called to Washington D.C. again.  This time last year I was Chosen Top 100 Small Business Nationwide, and now I have become a part of a historical event pertaining to the National Monuments.  I along with two other business owners spoke at the National Monuments Press Conference in Washington, D.C.   The conference was held in participation with Senator Harry Reid (U.S. Senate Democratic Leader), and Senator Martin Heinrich (New Mexico) along with business owners, Rose Lanegensiepen, and Renee Frank, we talked about the important of the our public lands in partnership with the small business community.  I am so thankful for this opportunity.  Enjoy Senators Reid and Heinrich along with myself, Rose and Renee talk about the benefits of the National Monuments.

For more information about the National Monuments:  Public Lands Protections provides Major Boost to Small Businesses Press ReleaseObama Administration Economic Impact of the National Monuments (including Full Report), and Obama’s National Monuments A Boom For Local Economies.


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How to Make Money With Fortune 500 and Government Entities: What It Takes To Become Certified

Congratulations to those women business owners that help to meet the 5% women certification goal, let’s continue the momentum.  For those of you that are not yet certified learn what it takes to become a certified business owner.  In Series 3 of the Vendor Development Training Program you will be taught the tools on What It Takes to Become Certified.  We will take you through the steps through our hands-on, step-by-step and online interactive process.

Sign up today: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-make-money-with-fortune-500-companies-and-government-buyers-what-it-takes-to-become-tickets-22747240609?aff=es2



How To Make Money Conference (Series 1) Partners: Vernita Naylor. L-R Anthony Pegram (BART), Roesia Gerstein (University of California Campus (Berkeley and San Francisco)) and Timothy Evans (Comcast) Photo Courtesy: viZionS Photography

Let us introduce you to two business owners:  Vickie Goudreau, Innovation Commercial Flooring and Camille Valentine, Valentine Mediation that attended the Pitch It, # Sell It Workshop.  They both left so inspired that they immediately sent us the following notes of appreciation.  As you can see from their comments, they instantly were able to execute the training tools provided to help them make the connection with their ideal customers.

Thank you card from Vikki (FMBCC)

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Hello Ms.  Naylor,
Thank you so much for your presentation yesterday.  I left really inspired and had to do a pitch shortly after leaving.  🙂 I learned so much, I’ve have been practicing ever since.  I’m going to have it down solid in just a few days.  
Looking forward to “Pitching” my business at the FMBCC Women’s Symposium. 
Peace and Blessings Camille Valentine, Valentine Mediation

Thank you, Vickie and Camille, for your personalized cards and attending the Pitch It, # Sell It Workshop at the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC).  Both ladies were chosen amongst the Top Five Pitch Finalist to present at the Fresno Women’s Symposium. Looking forward to coming to the Fresno area again within the near future.