Latina BizMatch: Inclusive Business Matchmaking at the Latina BizCon™

Procurement & Business Matchmaking Program

About Program

The Inclusive Business Matchmaking Program is designed for economic development advocates of minority, women, LGBT small businesses located in underserved communities to improve supplier diversity and inclusion by creating meaningful jobs, buying and selling goods and services with other small businesses, increasing economic opportunity in the Inland Empire Region.

Participants will acquire:

Access to a unique community platform for NLBWA-IE affiliate members, procurement partners, sponsors, and local business resources that will help you reach your goal of operating a thriving small business in the Inland Empire.

  • Establish valuable business connections
  • Accessible goods and services from local #Latina small businesses
  • Enhance long-term economic sustainability development strategies

Participants will gain knowledge on how to:

The Inclusive Procurement Program allows affiliate members to gain the knowledge needed to develop strong business relationships that support competitive business growth, job creation, business formation, and community development:

  • Obtain Contracting Opportunities for business growth
  • Develop a strong eco-system of Small Business Resources
  • Shop Local and support small businesses
  • Provide goods and services to disadvantaged communities

Our Partners


  • Register Your Business with agencies with potential contract opportunities
  • Capability statement
  • Ensure Business certificates are active or in progress. Keep in mind, you may need one or more of the following certifications:
    • Certification as a Small Business – SB
    • Small Business for Public Works – SB-PW
    • Women Business Enterprise – WBE
    • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises – DVBE
    • Women/Minority Business Enterprise – WMBE
    • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – WBENC
    • Minority Business Enterprise – MBE
    • LGBT Business Enterprise – LGBTBE
    • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise – DBE