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About this Center

Texas Performance OverviewThe San Antonio MBDA Business Center is dedicated to helping the minority entrepreneur flourish and grow in today's marketplace.

Part of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development and the MBDA network, the San Antonio Business Center has a proven track record of service and advocacy in the minority business community. In operation since 1982, the center has served over 3,500 clients, assisted in procuring over $170 million in contracts, and aided in securing over $185 million in loans and bonds.

The center and its staff have received numerous awards, citations, and proclamations from a variety of organizations over the years in recognition of their outstanding support of the minority community. Most importantly, our clients often refer new businesses and individuals to the Business Center.

The center continues to expand its comprehensive network for outreach and referrals with its strategic partners in the business community. These include banks, loan officers, federal and municipal agency staff, chambers of commerce, and private sector companies.

We are specialists and our mission is to level the economic playing field by providing professional technical and management assistance to minority-owned businesses, enabling them to fully participate in the local and global economy.

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Upcoming Events

February 20: Exporting Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses
Come and meet the SBA San Antonio Export Outreach Team, a network of international trade experts for an educational seminar. Learn about tapping into business opportunities in the global market to increase sales and profits and understand and know-how to meet the challenges of exporting.

Team speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce-U.S. Commercial Service San Antonio; International Trade Center; Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, San Antonio Free Trade Alliance; FedEx, Frost Bank, and U.S. Small Business Administration will share their expertise with you. Don’t miss this great opportunity to have the network of trade professionals in one place for business assistance! Visit website for more information

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.

Location

501 W Cesar E Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207
Telephone #: 210-458-2480
Program Director: Orestes Hubbard


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Staff Information

Orestes Hubbard, Director of the MBDA Business Center

Orestes Hubbard is Director of the MBDA Business Center, overseeing a group of business specialists who help minority businesses access markets and capital. Hubbard is a former banker, Small Business Development Center director in New Mexico, and San Antonio SBDC Business Development Specialist.

David Lozano, Senior Business Development Specialist

David Lozano is a Senior Business Development Specialist with the MBDA Business Center. David comes to us with more than 30 years of management experience, including running his own businesses N-Home Healthcare Agency, Summerset Rural Health Clinic and Empire Integrated Services. David possesses a first-hand knowledge of the challenges MBEs face today.

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