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About this Center

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 Commerce 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.

» Annual Analysis of State’s Small Business Activities

» Fresno American Indian Health Project Newsletter.  » Tule River Yokuts Tribe of California Newsletter. » Visit the Asian, Inc. website for additional information.

» Visit State of California Department of General Services Procurement Division website for upcoming solicitations, business certification, and eProcurement.

News You Can Use

Military Contracting Opportunities with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
NAVFAC is the System Command that builds and maintains sustainable facilities, delivers utilities and services, and provides Navy expeditionary combat force capabilities. 

» Information on the NAVFAC


» Doing business with NAVFACHow to work with NAVFAC

» Winning ProposalMarketing Strategies

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 Small Business Program
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Register!
Through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, entrepreneurs from all 50 states have the opportunity to step away from day-to-day operations and focus on growth. We are now accepting applications for our upcoming cohorts across the country. Visit the 10,000 Small Businesses website for more information at www.10KSBapply.com.

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.

» MBDA Establishes Partnership with California High-Speed Rail Authority to Expand Participation by Minority-Owned Firms in the State’s Largest Infrastructure Project

» Visit the new High-Speed Rail Authority website.

Upcoming Events

CPUC/Comcast Bay Area Small Business Expo
October 14, 2015, 7:30-1:30 p.m.
Free event features presentations by government agencies and utilities and matchmaking opportunities with Procurement Specialists (one-on-one scheduled meetings).
Learn more at https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/smallbiz/

2nd Annual Women in Construction Exp
October 16, 2015
The 2nd Annual Women In Construction Expo will further our goals to empower women in the trades by proving tips on how to enter pre-apprenticeship programs, begin a career in the construction industry, promote skill-building, and navigate through the contract bidding process.  Attendees will also learn about construction opportunities with the SFPUC.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-women-in-construction-expo-tickets-18236998353

Business Matchmaking
Fall 2015
Business Matchmaking has enabled more than 100,000 small business sales appointments resulting in billions of dollars in contracts granted.
Remaining 2015 events include: Orange County, CA - October, 2015; and Long Beach, CA - December, 2015
Learn more at http://businessmatchmaking.com/events.shtml

NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange
October 18-21, 2015
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Convention Center to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.
Learn more at http://www.nmsdcconference.com/

Annual HUBZone Match-Making Event
October 29 & 30, 2015
Small business participants who register for the conference by October 9 have an opportunity to request private 15-minute appointments with participating agencies and primes.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/1TkritO

National 8(a) Association 2016 Winter Conference
February 9-10, 2016
The 2016 Winter Conference will be held at the Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida on February 9-10, 2016. The conference is designed to help 8(a) certified and non-8(a) certified businesses gain the valuable education, promotion, and federal contracting information they need to further advance their level of experience and achieve a higher degree of success. 
Learn more at http://bit.ly/1Nb34ng

Core Business Services

Global Business Development
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
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
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
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
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.


5067 N Mariposa Street, Suite 105
Fresno, CA 93710
Executive Director: David Mendoza

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Fresno Diversity In Contracting Workshop held July 16th

Staff Information

David Mendoza

David Mendoza, Project Director - 15 year history of specializing in community outreach, economic development, and corporate partnerships.

Olga Martinez is a Business Consultant with a long history of successful federal contracting and match-making.

Prasad Kolluru is a Business Consultant with financial analysis and management skills.

Read more about the Fresno Business Center Staff

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