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SBA Improves Small Businesses Access to 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs; Enhances Job Creation

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…

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1969 Highlights

Richard Nixon

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.”

» View the Nixon’s Presidential Daily Dairy for March 5th.

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Executive Order 11458

President NixonPRESCRIBING 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–

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Ex-Im Bank and MBDA Announce Expansion of its Partnership

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…

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Credit Scores and Credit Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Survey of Small Business Finances and the Kauffman Firm Survey

Purpose

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…

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New Business Advise Isn’t Better Business Advice.

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

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MBDA Acting National Director Alejandra Castillo on Biz Talk with Josh Smith

Alejandra CastilloAlejandra 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.

 

» Listen to the discussion

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Baltimore Open House Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Congressman Cummings Launch Minority Business Development Agency Business Center in Baltimore

Baltimore Open House Ribbon CuttingBALTIMORE, 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.

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What are your dreams for a better LinkedIn? A Linkedin Pulse publication

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 […]

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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.

Access presentations from webinar:

Heidi Sheppard, Advisor for Technology Partnerships
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Congressional Recognition of MBDA’s 45th Anniversary

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 …

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MBDA Business Center Spotlight: Houston Grand Opening

Created on March 17, 2014
 

The Houston MBDA Business Center held their grand opening ceremony March 5.

Houston Open House

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.

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