Rocket Science Branding participated in our first SCMSDC trade show last month, and it’s safe to say it won’t be our last.
SCMSDC (Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council) is a corporate membership organization representing the interests of more than one million minority businesses. Each year they provide various resources, programs, and host events specifically designed to elevate Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and build momentum within the MBE community. A chapter of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, SCMSDC provides an opportunity for ethnic minority business owners who may not have the same generational or economic social networking advantages to build relationships and present themselves to larger organizations.
As a certified MBE, attending this year’s SCMSDC event was incredibly important to us, and the experience blew us away in more ways than one.
“It takes a team. It takes mentors. It takes dreamers and doers. Cheerleaders and challengers. Groundbreakers and difference makers. It takes people who are changing more than the game … they’re changing the score. Winning Together.” - SCMSDC.org
The B3 Conference and Expo (Business Beyond Barriers) was held on June 29th in SoFi Stadium, and the energy was off the charts! With the theme Winning Together, SCMSDC provided educational sessions about how to maximize our value to large matrix-level corporations, how to support our peers, and how to build relationships beyond a vendor portal, plus an open trade show floor where we were able to exhibit with a booth showcasing our brand as well as some of our favorite swag that’s out of this world. With preset individual matchmaking sessions, SCMSDC paired like-minded businesses with us, giving us an intimate opportunity to present ourselves to our corporate partners.
We can’t say enough about the experience and the connections (as well as new business opportunities) we made and have as a direct result of attending B3, and we already can’t wait until next year!
Be on the lookout for our next blog about how we prepared for this tradeshow and how we can help you do it too!
Rocket Science Branding is an NMSDC + WBENC Certified MBE located in Southern California. We ideate merch ideas, produce custom products, warehouse/fulfill, and ship globally. For more information on who we are and what we do, please visit our website at rocketsciencebranding.com, and follow us on social @rocketsciencebranding.