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About this Center
The MBDA Business Center located in New Orleans, LA is operated by the Louisiana Minority Business 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.
The mission of the center is to strengthen the US economy by helping ethnic minority businesses create or retain jobs, and build economically vibrant socially responsible entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities.
Develop a work plan according to the client capabilities and needs
Identify referral sources for MBEs not qualified for MBE
Identify procurement opportunities based on client competencies
Brokerfinancial transactions between clients and financing sources
Provide tailored business consulting to assist obtain requisites disadvantage business certifications as well as other management consulting services
Promote MBC clients to both the public and private sectors
Assist qualified MBEs with acquisitions or venture capital deals
The LAMBC seeks to form strategic business alliances between MBE’s, majority corporations and local, state and federal government agencies.
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.