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MBDA Business Center Indianapolis, Indiana

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About this Center

Indiana Performance OverviewThe MBDA Business Center located in Indianapolis, IN is operated by the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council. The center is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States. The center works with minority business enterprises to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs.

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Core Business Services

Five Step Ladder to Success

The Indianapolis MBDA Business Center takes a strategic approach to designing a customized service plan that meets your needs.  Our Five Step Ladder to Success:

STEP 1: Engage & assess your growth needs

STEP 2: Develop a customized plan of action

STEP 3: Deliver services & solutions

STEP 4: Monitor progress & adjust plan as needed

STEP 5: Document your business growth & success!

We advises MBEs on a number of topics, such as:

  • Alternative Financing
  • Solution-selling and/or consultative-selling methodology
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Access to Markets
  • Access to Contracts
  • Assistance with Bank Loan Applications
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity
  • Private Investor Funding
  • Strategic Process and Planning
  • Accelerated Product/Service Sales
  • Scale Up and Commercialization Growth
  • Outsourcing


2126 N. Meridian Street, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Telephone #: 317-921-2677
Program Director: James Knight

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Staff Information

  James Knight, Sr.
Project Director
David O'Dell Fredricks
Business Development Manager
Mary Lu Garcia
Business Development Specialist


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