Corporate America to Small Biz: Sell to Us

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Corporate America has been under fire for decades for shipping work overseas to lower-cost suppliers. Now a group of multinationals led by IBM say they want to send more business to Main Street U.S.A. companies. More than a dozen companies that spend a combined $300 billion on outside suppliers have created Supplier Connection, a website where small businesses can register for the chance to do business with the big guys. The idea is that small companies can complete a single application to be considered for contracts by all the corporations in the group.

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