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US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Welcome to the Minority Business Development Agency page. All comments here must comply wi MBDA is the only federal agency tasked with promoting the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses.

If you are looking for the official source to information about MBDA, please visit www.mbda.gov or follow us on twitter @USMBDA.

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Don't forget to REGISTER for the MBDA Business Center Program Pre-Application Conference Series! Starting April 28, you ...
04/24/2022

Don't forget to REGISTER for the MBDA Business Center Program Pre-Application Conference Series! Starting April 28, you will have 4 opportunities to get details, resources, & best practices. Register TODAY!
http://ow.ly/m6L950IPewi #MBDAgrants

Interested in operating an MBDA Business Center in #Oregon? Join MBDA for a pre-application conference "MBDA Business Ce...
04/23/2022

Interested in operating an MBDA Business Center in #Oregon?

Join MBDA for a pre-application conference "MBDA Business Center Program" on Thursday, April 28 at 2PM (ET) to get general information about the grant opportunity. Learn about funding information, key changes from previous competitions, and key dates and logistics. This session will conclude with a live question and answer session.
RSVP here: http://ow.ly/1B9K50IP9S8 #MBDAgrants #federalgrants

Interested in operating an MBDA Business Center in #Indiana? Join MBDA for a pre-application conference "MBDA Business C...
04/22/2022

Interested in operating an MBDA Business Center in #Indiana?

Join MBDA for a pre-application conference "MBDA Business Center Program" on Thursday, April 28 at 2PM (ET) to get general information about the grant opportunity. Learn about funding information, key changes from previous competitions, and key dates and logistics. This session will conclude with a live question and answer session.
RSVP here: http://ow.ly/1B9K50IP9S8 #MBDAgrants #federalgrants

Join the Enterprising Women of Color project operated by Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif) for "Th...
04/22/2022

Join the Enterprising Women of Color project operated by
Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif) for "The Power of Your Personal Brand" on Wednesday, April 27 at 2PM (ET). Learn about developing your authentic personal brand.
Register here: http://ow.ly/Pjic50ILXBs

MBDA is opening SIX new Business Centers located in South Carolina, Indiana, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin! Apply...
04/22/2022

MBDA is opening SIX new Business Centers located in South Carolina, Indiana, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin!

Apply for a grant to operate an MBDA Business Center. Read the grant announcement, learn more about applying and register to participate in the upcoming pre-application conference here: www.mbda.gov #MBDAgrants #federalgrants

Interested in operating an MBDA Business Center in Arkansas? Join MBDA for a pre-application conference "MBDA Business C...
04/21/2022

Interested in operating an MBDA Business Center in Arkansas?

Join MBDA for a pre-application conference "MBDA Business Center Program" on Thursday, April 28 at 2PM (ET) to get general information about the grant opportunity. Learn about funding information, key changes from previous competitions, and key dates and logistics. This session will conclude with a live question and answer session.
RSVP here: http://ow.ly/1B9K50IP9S8 #arkansas #MBDAgrants #federalgrants

The Washington MBDA Business Center will host a webinar series ‘Finesse My Cash Flow' on Tuesday, April 26 at 6PM (PT) a...
04/21/2022

The Washington MBDA Business Center will host a webinar series ‘Finesse My Cash Flow' on Tuesday, April 26 at 6PM (PT) and Thursday, April 28 at 11AM (PT). Learn about tools to identify and maximize revenue streams, mitigate decreased expenses, and improve cash flow. Register here: http://ow.ly/83FM50ILWk6

Congratulations to the Arizona MBDA Business Center for hosting a successful Meet and Greet event last week in Phoenix i...
04/21/2022

Congratulations to the Arizona MBDA Business Center for hosting a successful Meet and Greet event last week in Phoenix in partnership with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

APPLY NOW! MBDA has opened a new grant competition to operate SIX new Business Centers! Find the grant announcement and ...
04/20/2022

APPLY NOW! MBDA has opened a new grant competition to operate SIX new Business Centers!

Find the grant announcement and resources to help you with your application at MBDA.gov. #MBDAGrants #minoritybusiness #Grants #GrantCompetition

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the ODP Corporation, the parent company to Office Dep...
04/20/2022

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the ODP Corporation, the parent company to Office Depot, and JPMorgan Chase is offering a grant opportunity for small businesses with less than 5 full-time employees.

To learn more about ELEVATE TOGETHER™, visit our website: https://www.azhcc.com/ushcc-elevate/. Apply now!

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

Register NOW for the MBDA Business Center Program Pre-Application Conference Series! Starting on April 28, you will have...
04/20/2022

Register NOW for the MBDA Business Center Program Pre-Application Conference Series! Starting on April 28, you will have 4 opportunities to get details, resources, and best practices to #StayMBDAGrantReady! Register TODAY!

https://www.mbda.gov/mbda-business-center-grant-competition

The Philadelphia MBDA Business Center operated by The Enterprise Center CDC will host a webinar ‘Business Growth Worksho...
04/19/2022

The Philadelphia MBDA Business Center operated by The Enterprise Center CDC will host a webinar ‘Business Growth Workshop' on Thursday, April 21 at 3PM (ET). Hear from experts on topics like: succession planning, acquisition planning, business insurance and partnerships. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/VFN450ILHRf

The Louisiana MBDA Business Center will host a webinar ‘Securing Small Business Grants' on Thursday, April 21 at 6PM (CT...
04/19/2022

The Louisiana MBDA Business Center will host a webinar ‘Securing Small Business Grants' on Thursday, April 21 at 6PM (CT). Learn about small business grants and securing grants for your business. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/jS8850ILQ34

APPLY NOW! MBDA has opened a new grant competition!MBDA is opening SIX new Business Centers located in SC, IN, AR, OR, U...
04/18/2022

APPLY NOW! MBDA has opened a new grant competition!

MBDA is opening SIX new Business Centers located in SC, IN, AR, OR, UT and WI! Learn more about applying for a grant from MBDA to operate a Business Center here: http://ow.ly/q3sh50ILETz #MBDAGrants #minoritybusiness #Grants

APPLY NOW! MBDA has opened a new grant competition!MBDA is opening SIX new Business Centers located in South Carolina, I...
04/18/2022

APPLY NOW! MBDA has opened a new grant competition!

MBDA is opening SIX new Business Centers located in South Carolina, Indiana, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin! Learn more about applying for a grant from MBDA to operate a Business Center here: http://ow.ly/q3sh50ILETz #MBDAGrants #minoritybusiness #Grants

04/18/2022

APPLY NOW! MBDA has opened a new grant competition!

MBDA is opening SIX new Business Centers located in South Carolina, Indiana, Arkansas, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin! Learn more about applying for a grant from MBDA to operate a Business Center here: mbda.gov/grants #MBDAGrants #minoritybusiness #Grants #GrantCompetition

04/18/2022

#ICYMI Did you know? You must register your business to apply for an MBDA grant with 2 federal agencies? Register now to be ready when MBDA announces the next grant! #ReadySetGrant!

#ReadySetGrant! How are you working with MBE’s to grow and expand business opportunities? Are you ready for a public/pri...
04/15/2022

#ReadySetGrant! How are you working with MBE’s to grow and expand business opportunities? Are you ready for a public/private partnership with MBDA? Learn about MBDA’s existing programs. Grant announcements are coming soon! Learn more: http://ow.ly/2x8150IKGtm

The Virginia MBDA Business Center will host a webinar ‘Doing Business with WMATA' on Thursday, April 21 at 1PM (ET). RSV...
04/15/2022

The Virginia MBDA Business Center will host a webinar ‘Doing Business with WMATA' on Thursday, April 21 at 1PM (ET). RSVP here: http://ow.ly/gEML50IBtNV

The Brooklyn MBDA Business Center will host a webinar ‘FREE Business Consulting by Subject Matter Experts' Tuesday, Apri...
04/15/2022

The Brooklyn MBDA Business Center will host a webinar ‘FREE Business Consulting by Subject Matter Experts' Tuesday, April 19; 11:00AM (ET). RSVP to [email protected]

04/14/2022

#ReadySetGrant! #DYK You must register your business to apply for an MBDA grant with 2 federal agencies? Register now to be ready when MBDA announces the next grant!

Have you taken steps to protect your business against the threat of ransomware? Use this “quick start guide” from Nation...
04/14/2022

Have you taken steps to protect your business against the threat of ransomware? Use this “quick start guide” from National Institute of Standards and Technology to understand the tools available from NIST to combat ransomware. Find the resource here: http://ow.ly/pJwy50IBth9

Apply now for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Dream Big Awards." Small businesses may apply for up to 2 Business Achieveme...
04/13/2022

Apply now for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Dream Big Awards." Small businesses may apply for up to 2 Business Achievement awards. Each business that applies will be considered for the 2022 Small Business of the Year Award, a $25K cash prize. Deadline 7/8/2022. Visit http://ow.ly/kbHC50IqOcG for more info.

#ReadySetGrant! New Grant Announcements for MBDA projects and programs are coming soon! Learn about applying for a grant...
04/13/2022

#ReadySetGrant! New Grant Announcements for MBDA projects and programs are coming soon! Learn about applying for a grant in this brief video: http://ow.ly/xCbF50IHXIV

Join the Alabama MBDA Business Center for a lively and enlightening FREE B2B Networking Event to include a mock pitch co...
04/13/2022

Join the Alabama MBDA Business Center for a lively and enlightening FREE B2B Networking Event to include a mock pitch competition, networking, and special guests!
Register: http://ow.ly/SaUK50IBq8f

Last year, Congress passed the Minority Business Development Act of 2021. Under the law, MBDA will have new authority to...
04/12/2022

Last year, Congress passed the Minority Business Development Act of 2021. Under the law, MBDA will have new authority to marshal resources towards programs and initiatives that accelerate the growth of MBEs. With new resources, MBDA will be announcing grants to expand programs.

Join the National 8a Association for a webinar "Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Transportation" on Wednesday,...
04/12/2022

Join the National 8a Association for a webinar "Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Transportation" on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 2:00PM (ET).

Join the U.S. Department of Transportation's OSDBU Small Business Specialist, Natalie Rosa, to learn how to sell successfully to this agency. This event will be a good opportunity for the industry to get a good understanding of the Department of Transportation's needs.
Register: http://ow.ly/QvIY50IClPS

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a webinar "USDA Small Business 201: Upcoming Procurement Opportunities" on W...
04/12/2022

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a webinar "USDA Small Business 201: Upcoming Procurement Opportunities" on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 2:00 - 5:00PM (ET).
This workshop is the second in the series of USDA’s efforts to support and show case procurement opportunities to rural, minority, women, veteran, and other small businesses.
Register: https://www.usda.gov/smallbiz @usdagov

#ReadySetGRANT! Do you have a program idea? MBDA’s next grant announcement is coming soon! MBDA will focus new grants in...
04/12/2022

#ReadySetGRANT! Do you have a program idea? MBDA’s next grant announcement is coming soon! MBDA will focus new grants in the areas of innovation & entrepreneurship, formerly incarcerated, global women's empowerment, virtual business development & access to finance. #StayMBDAGrantReady

Join US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce EF for, "Make Your Small Business More Accessible" on Thursday, April 14 ...
04/11/2022

Join US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce EF for, "Make Your Small Business More Accessible" on Thursday, April 14 at 3PM (ET). Learn about digital accessibility and get tips about best practices to help your business grow and improve the experience for all users. Register:
http://ow.ly/hU5P50IBnTp

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50 percent of consumers worldwide say they now buy based on a company’s brand values and impact. Purpose-driven brand transformation is becoming a global phenomenon: https://buff.ly/39IFCfs Does your branding reflect today’s trends? #branding
We’re featuring great CARES Act Success Stories for the next 8 weeks: A&I Security, a member of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, reached out to the Chamber’s CARES Technical Assistance Center and signed up for Accelerate Latinx. The accelerator’s webinars helped them move to digital business processes, reducing overhead and saving money: https://buff.ly/3FQJ2wB. #caresact #covidrelief
The Department of Commerce seeks comments to the draft Learning Agenda for FY2022 to FY2026 by January 31, 2022 at 5pm (ET). General comments are welcome but comments focused on the following areas are of particular interest. 1. Strategies to best engage with underserved communities and populations on research methodology 2. Data sets maintained by states, localities, regional organizations, or non-profits that could support the research 3. Recent significant research most relevant to the Learning Agenda questions. Find more information about submitting comments here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/03/2021-26304/request-for-comments-on-the-execution-of-the-fy-2226-learning-agenda
The pandemic has upended business models. Digital and remote have likely changed expectations permanently. Remote and video conferencing, contactless delivery, and automation with AI are just three trends of the new normal for business: https://buff.ly/3qnb6kT #digital #AI
In 2021, MBDA's InVision Tour events included several partnerships with academia, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Federal Laboratory Consortium, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The targeted subject matter, expert panels, and break-out sessions at each event attracted nearly 3,000 registrants. Read more about the focus of this year's InVision Tour in the 2021 Year in Review. https://www.mbda.gov/2021-year-review
The Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency seeks comments on the Rural Business Center Program by January 25, 2022 at 5pm (ET). Comments describing the types of businesses in rural areas, the needs of businesses in rural areas, unique challenges and success stories of rural businesses are welcome. Additional comments related to the role of education, training and entrepreneurship programs and comments regarding performance metrics to determine the effectiveness of business center programs. Read the full Federal Register Notice for additional information about the request for comments and submission here: https://www.mbda.gov/request-comments-mbda-rural-business-center-program
In 2021, MBDA released a report "Keys to Unlocking Business Opportunities in Indian Country." The findings support the work of projects MBDA supports with AIANNH grants. In 2021, MBDA awarded $3.9M to 13 grant recipients. Learn more here: https://www.mbda.gov/2021-year-review
MBDA wishes a Happy New Year to all minority entrepreneurs! Celebrate your vision, commitment, drive, and professionalism in delivering your products and services to the market. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished and develop your strategy to take advantage of the opportunities that a new year brings. #HappyNewYear #newyear
Many minority-owned businesses still face challenges due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While recovery is underway in many sectors of the economy, MBDA recognizes that entrepreneurs still struggle to access the resources that will help reopen, sustain, and grow their business. To help address these needs, Congress authorized Covid relief funding for MBDA to expand programs and services to assist minority owned businesses. Hear from MBE's who were served by MBDA in 2021 here: http://ow.ly/pYEl50HhCfZ
In 2021, MBDA released a report "Keys to Unlocking Business Opportunities in Indian Country." The findings support the work of projects MBDA supports through the AIANNH program. In 2021, MBDA awarded $3.9M to 13 grant recipients. Learn more in the 2021 Year in Review. https://www.mbda.gov/2021-year-review
MBDA Year-In-Review Highlight: MBDA first launched Buy MBE Day in 1983. It’s now a nationwide movement to boost MBE sales and increase awareness of the economic and social contributions minority entrepreneurs make to the American economy. Sponsored by T-Mobile for Business in 2021, Buy MBE Day is the culminating event of MED Week every year. MBDA Business Centers hosted local events that complemented the national marketing campaign. #BuyMBEDay #minoritybusiness
The Department of Commerce seeks comments to the draft Learning Agenda for FY2022 to FY2026 by January 31, 2022 at 5pm (ET). General comments are welcome but comments focused on the following areas are of particular interest. 1. Strategies to best engage with underserved communities and populations on research methodology 2. Data sets maintained by states, localities, regional organizations, or non-profits that could support the research 3. Recent significant research most relevant to the Learning Agenda questions. Find more information about submitting comments here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/03/2021-26304/request-for-comments-on-the-execution-of-the-fy-2226-learning-agenda