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About this Center
Operated by Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta wants to facilitate your company’s growth by connecting you with resources to help your business succeed. Strategically positioned within the Enterprise Innovation Institute, we are surrounded by a wealth of entrepreneurial services and resources your company can access. Through our outreach, resources, and efforts, we have assisted thousands of entrepreneurs.
Our Center enjoys affiliation with some of Georgia’s leading MBEs, corporations, and organizations, many of which have become our clients and partners. Although the Center is physically located in Atlanta, Georgia, we can assist clients anywhere in the United States.
In FY2011, MBDA helped Georgia minority-owned businesses obtain 21 contracts totaling $47,052,617 and $24,490,000 in capital through seven financial transactions.
For clients with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, the MBDA Business Center completed 19 transactions totaling $56,358,064. For clients with annual gross revenues below $500,000, the MBDA Business Center completed nine transactions totaling $15,184,553.
MBDA assisted Georgia minority-owned businesses in creating 183 new jobs in FY2011.
In addtion to the Core Business Services, the center specializes in helping clients with improving processes and implementing environmental management, sustainability programs, and ISO 9001/ ISO 14000 certifications. Learn more about the Atlanta Business Center.
Core Business Services
|Global Business Development|
Services include identification of export markets, facilitation of global transactions, international trade missions and market analysis, and overseas market promotion assistance.
|Access to Capital|
Services include identification of domestic and global financing opportunities, equity financing, brokerage of financial transactions, identification and closure of merger and acquisition transactions.
|Access to Contracts|
Services include identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.
|Access to Markets|
Services include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.
|Strategic Business Consulting|
Services include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.