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The Fresno MBDA is a Native American Business Center
Fresno MBDA Business Center assisting MBEs grow in Central Valley and Beyond
The Fresno MBDA Business Center is teaming with the four other California MBDA’s offices – San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Riverside to create jobs and contracts for regional and state minority-owned companies. The Fresno, San Francisco and San Jose MBC’s are operated by Asian, Inc. The Fresno MBC is a designated Native American Business Center, we have a Native American Advisory Board to address policy and promote health, education as well as economic development among the Native American tribes of California.
The Fresno Business Minority Business Center is partnering with the California High Speed Rail Authority - Office of Small Business, U.S. Small Business Administration, Center for International Trade Centers, Minority Chambers of Commerc and California Department of General Services to reach capable MBEs, Native American, and Disabled Veterans for contracting opportunities. In addition, the Fresno Center is teaming with U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and U.S. Congressman Jim Costa to promote contracts to MBEs, Native American Small Businesses, and Disabled Veteran business owners.
» Visit State of California Department of General Services Procurement Division website for upcoming solicitations, business certification, and eProcurement.
California High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.
» Visit the new High-Speed Rail Authority website.
February 13th: Start and Grow Your Business in 2015!
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The workshop will cover the specifics of SBA guaranteed loan programs including small loans for home-based businesses, multi-million dollar real estate and manufacturing transactions, exporting loans, construction loans, lines of credit, and others. It will also discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the many tools and resources available to help small business owners determine how to meet the requirements of ACA and address the healthcare coverage needs of their employees.
February 19th: Start and Grow Your Business in 2015!
9 a.m. to Noon
Attendees will learn how to become a certified small business, and find out how this designation can give them a significant edge over their competition when it comes to doing business with Federal, State, and local government, including the High Speed Rail. The event will include guest speakers who can assist attendees with obtaining certifications, and identifying bidding opportunities.
Reservations are required for both events as seating is limited. To make a reservation, contact William Hori at (559) 487-5791 x. 2701 or at email@example.com.
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.