Sign up to receive news and updates
HOME   |   CONTACT    Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Subscribe to MBDA Newsletter

You are hereHome > Blogs

Blogs


National Small Business Week Celebrates the American Entrepreneurial Spirit

Blogged By: 
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

What creates two out of three net new American jobs; produces close to half of our nation’s goods and services (nonfarm private GDP); and can be found, coast to coast, in every small town, big city and rural enclave?

The 28 million small businesses that propel our economy forward and define our national entrepreneurial spirit.

Money Smart for Small Business is Expanded: Spanish Version Also Added

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on April 29, 2016
 

Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides a practical introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this instructor-led curriculum consists of 13 modules (download the MSSB Flyer). FDIC and SBA invites eligible organizations to begin teaching this free curriculum right away!

The curriculum can be downloaded , but it is also available in CD format.

MBDA Policy Roundtable at Hannover Messe Explores Changing Demographics and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Blogged By: 
Gabriela Morales-Richards, MBDA Business Development Specialist
Created on April 29, 2016
 

Policy Round TableThis week at Hannover Messe, the largest industrial trade fair in the world, we see abundant evidence that global business is booming.  The fair features more than 6,500 exhibitors, and draws 250,000 visitors to explore innovations in energy, digital factory, industrial automation, industrial supply, and research and technology from leading companies. For the first time since the fair’s founding in 1947, the United States is the official partner country.

The massive gathering also provided the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency an ideal platform for a dynamic exchange of ideas on changing demographics and entrepreneurship.  On April 27th, a U.S. – German policy roundtable titled Changing Demographics: Fostering Inclusive Entrepreneurship was led by U.S. Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews, Member of German Budnestag Dieter Janecek, and MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo. The discussion explored issues that directly impact diverse small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and available services to support their growth and global competitiveness.

MBDA Hannover Messe Delegation Spotlight: Sana, Inc.

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on April 22, 2016
 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. minority-owned business that will join the MBDA Hannover Messe delegation.

SanchezSANA International Commerce, Inc. is an international company that facilitates the global acquisition of materials for businesses. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, TX, SANA primarily focuses on the sales and distribution of renewable products and the manufacturing of solar products for special application.

Sanchez is excited about providing his company visibility in international markets and among 70+ countries at Hannover Messe 2016. The company is preparing for added exposure by bolstering SANA’s marketing presence, as well as identifying networking events of interest throughout the week.

MBDA Hannover Messe Delegation Spotlight: Aimtek, Inc.

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on April 21, 2016
 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. minority-owned business that will join the MBDA Hannover Messe delegation.

Amar KapurHeadquartered in Auburn, Massachusetts, Aimtek, Inc. provides metal joining products and services to the aerospace, power generation, defense, and manufacturing industries. In 2013, the company celebrated its 40th anniversary. Amar Kapur, the President and CEO, founded the independently owned company in 1973.

Recently, Aimtek has experienced increased revenue in exporting, resulting in added jobs. By participating in Hannover Messe, the company hopes to further Aimtek’s exporting reach, as well as expand its overall global footprint.

Like many business owners, Kapur also plans to leverage the vast networking opportunities Hannover Messe provides, as well as identifying new opportunities to expand its licensing of manufactured products within the U.S. Kapur is seeking to form new joint ventures and alliances with other countries in attendance as well.

To prepare for Hannover Messe, Aimtek, Inc. has participated in several MBDA-sponsored tradeshows, seminars, and networking events, as well as in one-on-one meetings with several directors of local MBDA business centers.

What MBDA Does