FAQ

Q: What is a buyer and a supplier?

A BUYER is a large-scale organization looking to fulfill their procurement or project needs.

A SUPPLIER is considered any of the following types of businesses looking to make appointments with buying organizations:

  • Small Businesses
  • Small Disadvantaged and 8(a) Certified Companies
  • HubZone Certified Companies
  • Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Women-Owned Businesses
  • Minority-Owned Businesses

If you are looking to pitch your business for the purpose of possibly obtaining a contact, you are not a buyer, you are a supplier.

Q: If I am a buyer, what NAICS codes should I input when completing my profile during registration?

You should be inputting codes of Small Businesses/WBE/MBE, etc. companies that you are willing to outsource work to and/or need within your organization (for example, graphic designers, janitorial services, manufacturers, contractors, landscapers, admin services, etc.). Therefore, the more codes you have, the less it will hinder the suppliers from being able to set-up appointments with you. If you need assistance finding your NAICS codes, please click here

Q: If I am a supplier, what NAICS codes should I input when completing my profile during registration?

You should be inputting codes that represent your industry and the products or services you offer. If you need assistance finding your NAICS codes, please click here.

Q: I am a Supplier, how do I add NAICS codes to my profile?
  • Go to Manage NAICS Codes
  • Add additional codes and click validate
  • When the new codes show up on the “available codes” side (left side) – click add code.
  • You must hit save and continue if you are done entering codes!
  • Go to Manage Calendar next and see what new matches you may have
  • Click on view timeslots to view the buyer’s schedule and schedule an appointment

Please note – if the buyer’s schedule is grayed out and you are unable to click on it, that means that time is not available.

Q: What is the cost to attend?

Buyers: There is no cost for buyers to attend.

Suppliers: $159 per person; $50 for each additional attendee from your company

Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch and parking will be provided for all Buyers and Suppliers.

Q: What time should I arrive to the event?

Buyers: Please arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. The appointments will start promptly at 8 a.m. Registration and breakfast will be available starting at 7 a.m.

Suppliers: The appointments will start promptly at 8 a.m. so we advise arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your first appointment. Registration and breakfast will be available starting at 7 a.m.

Click here to view the schedule for the day.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

View our cancellation policy here.

Q: How can I best prepare myself for my meetings?

Join us for a Supplier Complimentary Workshop on June 5th to get an insider look into the event.
Business Matchmaking at Its Best: Get the Most Out of the Cleveland Business to Business Matchmaker

Business Matchmaking is more than just passing out business cards.  Arm yourself with the tools and information you need to create new business opportunities at the Cleveland Matchmaker that will be held on June 14th at Progressive field. This complimentary workshop will insure that you are well prepared for your buyer meetings at the Matchmaker event.

Learning Objectives for Workshop:

• Learn about this very unique matchmaking event and how it works
• Prepare yourself to make the most impact during your private sales calls with buyers
• Hear how success was achieved at prior matchmaking events
• Gain insight on what exactly buyers are looking for

To register for this event, please click HERE