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Join MBDA National Director David Hinson at the Third Global M&A Symposium - The New Economics for the Private Middle Market

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Join Director Hinson in London at the 3rd Annual M&A SymposiumIf you’re interested in expanding your business through merger or acquisition, branching out into overseas markets, or just want some insight into international trade laws, plan on attending the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors’ (AM&AA) 3rd Annual Global Merger & Acquisition Symposium (M&A Symposium) in London, England, May 10th – 12th, 2011. This year we’re pleased to announce National Director David Hinson will be delivering the keynote address on Wednesday, May 11th.

Mission to Encourage MBEs to Expand

A key part of MBDA’s mission is encouraging minority business enterprises to expand their businesses through merger and acquisition and develop strategic partnerships with overseas firms. Many minority entrepreneurs already have strong ties to Asia, Africa and Latin America; and seek ways to solidify these global alliances.  The M&A Symposium offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about these 21st-century growth strategies while making valuable international contacts.

2011 OSDBU Procurement Conference

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2011 OSDBU Conference

Some 3,500 minority, women and disabled veteran small business owners are expected to attend the OSDBU event on April 21st in suburban Washington, DC to meet with government buyers and their prime contractors.

This is a unique marketing environment, so here are some tips to take advantage of every minute:

Internal Revenue Service FREE Webinar for Tax Professionals and Small Businesses: Business Taxes for the Self-Employed

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On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service is presenting a FREE webinar for tax professionals, small businesses, self-employed persons and independent contractors: Business Taxes for the Self-Employed: The Basics.

The webinar will cover:

  • Reporting profit or loss from a business or profession

  • Self-employment tax and estimated tax payments

  • Schedule C and C-EZ

  • Deducting business expenses

  • Husband and wife businesses

  • Recordkeeping

The webinar starts at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central, noon Mountain and 11 a.m. Pacific.

Obama Administration to hold Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtables

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"Entrepreneurs embody the promise of America: the idea that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard and see it through, you can succeed in this country. And in fulfilling this promise, entrepreneurs also play a critical role in expanding our economy and creating jobs." President Barack Obama, January 31, 2011

As part of the White House’s Startup America initiative, senior Obama Administration officials will visit eight cities to meet with entrepreneurs and hear directly from them on ideas and suggestions for reducing barriers and regulations to build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship and innovation.  

In January, President Obama issued an Executive Order instructing federal agencies to identify and take steps to reduce regulations that are outdated or overly burdensome to entrepreneurs. This roundtable series builds on that directive and is part of the Administration’s overall Startup America efforts to support for startups and entrepreneurs with tools and resources to grow America’s economy and win the future.

Minority Business Development Agency Considered an Investment in Our Future by President Obama

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Terry Richards

Winning the FutureThe President’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget proposal requests $32.3 million, a increase of $822,000, for MBDA to expand its services and assistance to our nation’s 5.8 million minority businesses.  Currently, MBDA funds 46 minority business centers located in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  These Centers receive partial funding to provide services to minority-owned firms through a grant program administered by MBDA.  The modest increase requested in the FY 2012 budget proposal would allow MBDA to fund two additional minority business centers and push the Administration’s travel and tourism initiative in concert with Native American tribes. Read MBDA Press Release and President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request.

Over the last decade, the number of minority-owned businesses has grown significantly faster than non-minority owned businesses and they are more likely to create jobs during an economic downturn and generate sales from exports.  Minority-owned firms present a unique competitive advantage with the potential to have a tremendous impact to our national economy.  To win the future for America and our communities, we must unleash the ambition and innovation of our entrepreneurs.  MBDA supports the businesses who are leading us out of the recession and the Administration recognizes the results of its programs as one of the best ways to reduce our deficits and debt.

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The percentage of clients with annual revenues in excess of $500,000 increased over the last five fiscal years.
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