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About this Center
Fresno MBDA Business Center assisting MBE’s grow in Central Valley
The MBDA Fresno Business Center opened in September 2012, and is teaming with San Jose MBDA Business Center to serve the Central Valley of California. These centers are operated by Asian, Inc. The Fresno MBDA Business Center is working with regional SBA, HUD and city governments to provide outreach to MBE’s in the Central Valley.
The Fresno Business Center is working with the California High Speed Rail Authority - Office of Small Business to reach capable MBE’s, 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 MBE’s, Native American Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran business owners.
» Visit the Asian, Inc. website for additional information.
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.
» Free Small Business Certification Workshop - June 7, June 13, and June 19, 2013
The California High-Speed Rail Authority and its resource partners are hosting small business certification workshops at no cost to small businesses. The workshops will provide hands-on technical assistance for on-the-spot online certification from the California Department of General Services. Information on State of California procurement opportunities will also be shared. Download Flyer
» Visit the new High-Speed Rail Authority website.
Upcoming 2013 Events
The Federal Government awards over $90 billion1 in contracts annually to small business owners. This day-long event—featuring one-on-one meetings for buyers/sellers, workshopbreakout sessions, expert speakers and networking opportunities—is designed to help get small business owners on the path to securing these contracts and boost profits. Event registration is free for all attendees.
June 28 Connecting Women to Power Business Conference
July 8 Learn How to Do Business with the State of CA
July 21-23 American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California 2013 Expo
August 14-16 California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual Statewide Convention
August 2013 Ron Brown Business Economic Summit & Youth Scholarship Awards
September 9-10 Second Annual Native American Housing Conference
September 25-27 Women Veterans Leadership Conference
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.