Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center

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The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Atlanta helps Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) access capital, increase profitability, create jobs, and become sustainable. The center specializes in helping minority businesses with:

  • Business Assessments  –analyzing the financial and operational health of your company to identify strengths, weaknesses, and needs.
  • Access to Capital and Finance Management – helping your company secure working capital, bonding, equity investments, and debt financing including Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
  • Access to Domestic and Global Markets –increasing market share by identifying new markets, expanding your customer base in an existing markets, responding to requests for proposals, and packaging your certification applications.
  • Strategic Business Consulting –coaching your company’s team on developing practices and processes for strategic and business planning, staffing, organizational structure, and policies and procedures.
  • Business Process Improvement –helping you develop an effective organization by providing training in process-improvement techniques such as lean and implementing systems for quality management (ISO 9000 and others), environmental management (ISO 14001), and energy management (ISO 50001).
  • Connection to Resources – utilizing its network and partners, including its connection to Georgia Tech, the MBDA connects you to resources, expertise, corporations, and other MBEs to help you grow your business.

Who MBDA Serves

The MBDA Business Center works with existing ethnic MBEs.

The MBDA Difference

The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta is part of a national network of centers established to strengthen and increase the number of MBEs. MBDA team members have years of business and financial experience, as well as a state and national network of resources at their disposal, to help meet your company’s individual needs.

MBDA Economic Impact

The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta helped MBEs:

  • Create more than 3,700 jobs.
  • Obtain finance, contracts and sales totaling nearly $600 million.

The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta is part of the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) at Georgia Tech, which helps enterprises improve their competitiveness to significantly impact the economy. The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency.

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