Exclusive ConnXus Benefits
With a ConnXus profile, you join a network of buyers and suppliers that span the globe. Fortune 2000 companies use ConnXus SmartSearch to find diverse and non-diverse suppliers who can meet their needs, giving you the opportunity to make strong, lucrative connections with big buyers. In SmartSearch, your diversity quickly becomes an asset that will open the door to countless, real-time business opportunities with a large network of companies who want to work with you.
We have partnered with several businesses to offer special discounts and resources to our members. These benefits include opportunities to save on services that can benefit your business growth and operations. Save money on bulk supplies at Costco, vehicle purchases with Bob Ross Auto Group, rentals with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, eVerifile workforce security, vision services at Pearle Vision, marketing services with The Deciding Factor, and financial coaching with The Business Backer. With a ConnXus account, you’ll have access to these exclusive benefits, as well as any additional benefits made available in the future.
If you have certified your business as a diverse supplier, you can use these certifications to win and develop new contracts. When you create your company profile on ConnXus’ platform , you can upload your diversity certifications, both past and present. These downloadable certifications are then prominently displayed on your account, visible to any buyer or supplier who views your profile, to encourage interaction and business connections.
We know your time is limited and important, so we offer a time-saving registration portal service to all of our Platinum members. Once you sign up, you will receive a list of open registration portals that are powered by ConnXus. Once you tell us which portals you are interested in, ConnXus will register your business in each selected portal. You can then open your company to the benefits and bid opportunities of each portal without frustration or wasted time.
ConnXSmart is a software tool that matches buyers and sellers to facilitate relationships between them. With this tool, buyers can establish an event, conference, or trade show location to develop face-to-face meetings with potential partners. The tool can also be utilized as a virtual strategic sourcing and matchmaking resource. The in-person sourcing events are held both locally and nationally, with the first ConnXus-hosted sourcing event held Summer 2017 in downtown Cincinnati. Platinum members receive top priority to all ConnXSmart sourcing events.
Office Meeting Space
As a business owner, especially if you travel frequently or work from home, you may need a professional location from time-to-time. ConnXus offers a private office/conference space with front desk reception, wifi, your own direct phone line, and unlimited coffee. While using this space, you can also meet and network with the ConnXus team.
Business Development & Coaching
We have five Platinum business coaches who offer top-notch business development advice and strategies. During your in-person or virtual coaching session, you can share your goals and the areas you want to be coached on, such as capital, financing, sales, leadership, and more. Each coach specializes in a specific area of business, ensuring you get the best support possible. Both group and individual sessions are available and the time and place of these sessions is coordinated with our coaches.
Our partnership with SAP Ariba offers a new way to connect with Fortune 2000 companies around the world. Ariba Discovery will send you new business opportunities that match your supplier business profile, allowing you to quickly and easily find the right buyers. This network hosts over 2.5 million companies throughout 190 countries. You will have access to over $5 billion of business every year and $308 million worth of business opportunities every month. Best of all, your buyer-supplier opportunity relationships are facilitated through the platform, allowing you to keep your growing relationships and access opportunities in one, easy-to-use location.
With our Platinum program, you gain access to special employee discounts for your vision care. EyeMed offers vision benefits that can improve your vision and overall eye care experience. You can choose one of three levels of EyeMed vision benefits. Use your special frame and contacts allowances to get the eye care you need to succeed.
Risk Scorecard provides the opportunity to use financial stability and high rankings to place yourself ahead of the competition. Buyers want to work with successful, stable companies, so this scorecard can mean the difference between big contracts and missed business opportunities. While your scorecard will run automatically each year, you have the power to choose whether it is public, restricted or private on your Company Profile. ConnXus Platinum suppliers receive one annual Risk Scorecard assessment per year with their program package.