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Created on April 17, 2014
U.S. small businesses will gain improved access to two major government-guaranteed loan programs once a final rule to that effect issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration becomes effective April…
I get asked all too often how I get so much done in a day. You probably do too. Ironically, I get asked if I do all my own writing (like this post) and if I do all my own
On March 5, 1969 President Nixon accompanied by Maurice H. Stans, Secretary of Commerce and Robert J. Brown, Special Assistant announced the creation of the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. In the Cabinet Room at the White House, President Nixon signed the Executive Order “Prescribing Arrangements for developing and Coordinating a National Program for Minority Business Enterprise.”
PRESCRIBING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEVELOPING AND COORDINATING A NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. Functions of the Secretary of Commerce. (a) The Secretary of Commerce (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Secretary’) shall–
For months I’ve had an unsettled feeling in the pit of my stomach that things haven’t been quite right. I just couldn’t figure out what exactly was wrong. And then I did. I was in the middle of a private
You won’t always know exactly what you want from life. You won’t know what you want three years from now — sometimes even three months from now. You may not know the exact person you want to marry or what
Washington, D.C. – The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) have announced an expansion of their partnership to help small minority- and women-owned export businesses obtain lo…
MBDA GUIDE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) provides this information as a summary of the unsolicited proposal process. Parties that submit unsolicited proposals to MBDA are required to rev…
From time to time it’s important to force yourself to get a new perspective on the world around you. If all you ever do is talk to the same people about the same subjects, then you’re just going to get
What comes naturally isn’t always what’s best for you. It’s natural to be jealous when other people get breaks that you think you deserve. It’s natural to spend money you don’t have to buy things you don’t need. It’s natural
Small businesses often struggle to find available credit. Building on previous literature, this research analyzes what factors, including business credit scores, may explain credit outcomes (approvals or denials) for small businesses. It f…
Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s better. It just means it’s novel. You’re probably excited because of how fresh it sounds right now. Your adrenaline is pumping. You find yourself motivated, excited, and bursting with energy. You just learned
Created on April 10, 2014
This month, SelectUSA is really upping our game when it comes to online engagement around investment. We hope you’ll join the conversation on Twitter at #SelectUSA!
Created on April 8, 2014
Women leaders from the African American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American business communities showcased their expertise and entrepreneurial achievements during the “Power and Promise of the Min…
Alejandra Castillo, Acting National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Congress, joined Josh Smith to take an in depth look at how minority businesses are considered the “critical engine” of the business community for economic growth.
She further shares that minority and small businesses must get the “business intelligence” and leverage opportunities for growth in servicing the government at local, state and federal levels, as well as various emerging industries and the global marketplace, to be successful in this arena.
Created on April 4, 2014
This post originally appeared on International Trade Administration Tradeology blog.
Ken Mouradian is the Director of the International Trade Administration’s Export Assistance Center in Orlando….
Created on April 2, 2014
This weekend, the Commerce Department’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships joined forces with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), BusinessUSA, the Small Business Admi…
Created on March 28, 2014
Reverse Trade Missions bring foreign buyers to the United States, pending an upcoming procurement, in order to observe the design, manufacture, demonstration and operation of U.S. products and services …
There are 522,969 Asian women-owned businesses1 in the United States. This reflects a tremendous 54% increase in number since 2002 and a 115.9% increase since 1997. In comparison, Asian men-owned businesses grew 62.3% from 1997 to 2007.
There are 787,914 Hispanic women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects a tremendous 45.7% increase in number since 2002 and a 133.3% increase since 1997. In comparison, Hispanic men-owned businesses grew 84.1% from 1…
BALTIMORE, MD. (March 21, 2014) —Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Alejandra Castillo, acting national director of U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and many other distinguished guests, to launch the MBDA Business Center – Baltimore, made possible through a three-year, $900,000 grant that was awarded in September 2013. Baltimore is the only municipality to be awarded this grant.
What are your dreams for a better LinkedIn ? I’ve been asking myself that question a lot lately. LinkedIn has been an interesting journey for me these past couple of months; I have acquired contracts from the EU, referrals from a multi-national aerospace company, been requested to join an elite vendor program and been asked […]
Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Webinars
Initiatives in Advanced Manufacturing
MBDA supports President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing initiative which calls for spurring innovative ways to manufacture products; including making new products resulting from new advanced technologies.
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Heidi Sheppard, Advisor for Technology Partnerships
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Created on March 17, 2014
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, MBDA celebrated its 45th anniversary and 45 years of nation building through the minority business community. Since its creation by Executive Order in 1969, MBDA has worked …
Created on March 17, 2014
The Houston MBDA Business Center held their grand opening ceremony March 5.
The kick-off event started with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the center, followed by a roundtable discussion with local business leaders. Candace C. Shiver, Esq., MBDA’s Special Advisor to the Office of the National Director and Roger Harris, Houston MBDA’s Program Director, spoke with participants about local challenges minority businesses face and opportunities for enhancement and growth.