Diverse Supplier Business Development

Growing Your Business

Capital One has a variety of mentoring opportunities to help businesses be successful. We take great pride in building capacity and creating development opportunities for diverse suppliers.

Development Opportunities

Capital One Mentorship Program

The Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program was established to match business owners with Capital One business leaders who have the background and expertise to assist diversity suppliers with specific business development needs. Since the inception of the program in 2005, we have successfully connected over 100 diverse businesses owners with Capital One associates from New York, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, and Washington, DC. Our programs focus on bringing business owners and Capital One leaders together to work toward a defined goal. From this relationship, the business can realize opportunities for growth and enjoy an expanded support network.

To be considered for our mentoring program, please email us at: supplierdiversity@capitalone.com

Success Stories

From the Mentee...

“The Capital One Mentoring Program has undoubtedly been a priceless experience for our company. We were assigned to specific individuals that brought with them extensive knowledge and skill sets that were instrumental in enhancing many aspects of our company. Through teamwork and unmatched effort, we successfully created a new tagline and updated our capability statement to reflect pertinent information that procurement professionals are seeking when they are looking to do work with a new business. Each and every Capital One staff member contributed to a successful mentoring experience for Canterbury Enterprises."

– Junior Burr, President, Canterbury Enterprises

“These mentoring sessions were well worth my time. I cannot thank Capital One enough for loaning us such experienced and excellent individuals to mentor us collectively and individually on topics that are so critical to our businesses. You guys are the best!!! Thank you so much for facilitating this and coordinating with us and most of all for genuinely caring about us.”

– Jackie Lopez, Premier Enterprise Solutions, LLC - Women’s Veteran Entrepreneur Council Mentor Mastermind Program

From the Mentor...

“The mentoring experience between Anderson Heating and I was one that, in addition to revamping the company’s operations, built a solid relationship between myself and the Business Owner. During the mentorship, I gained a deep understanding of the key problems facing the business, reviewed financial statements, identified operating concerns and helped address some of these concerns. The transformation of the business, upon the completion of the mentorship relationship, is a testament to the success and effectiveness of the program. Anderson Heating now has a fully automated system which controls its service delivery from a customer placing a service call, through invoicing and the completion of the service. Best of all, I could not have found a better service provider for my personal heating and cooling needs. Even though the mentorship period is over, we decided to keep the relationship.”

– Reuben Essandoh, Mentor, Capital One, Enterprise Supplier Management – Worked with the Building Better Business Steps to Success Mentor Program, a partnership between Capital One and the City of Richmond