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Expand your knowledge without leaving your office


Getting the right information at the right time is a valuable advantage in business. Being able to accomplish both while saving time and financial resources is priceless.

MBDA is excited to announce ongoing series of web-based seminars that allow for business owners to explore opportunities, access current information on business trends, and connect with industry experts and peers.


Procurement Opportunities - Sustainable Buildings with GSA

Kevin Kampschroer, GSA's Chief Sustainability Officer discussed GSA's sustainability goals and initiatives with a focus on how their implementation has created significant opportunities for small businesses. He looked specifically at renovation projects funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including the ongoing Herbert C. Hoover Building modernization.

» Replay webinar until March 5, 2017

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Google's Small Business Supplier Diversity Program

The Minority Business Development Agency partner with Google to get the word out about their Small Business Supplier Diversity Program. The webinar covered eligibility, insight into Google procurement, and benefits of the program.

» Replay webinar until February 19, 2017

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2015 Webinars

Who’s first? Patent and Trademark Searching for Business Owners

Patent Searching – Gwen Blackwell   |   Download Presentation

Trademark Searching – Catherine Cain   |   Download Presentation

General Town Hall Q&A Session – Anthony Knight and Scott Baldwin  


Commerce Hosts Webinar on SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program

In fiscal year 2014 small businesses received a total $17.1 billion in 8(a) contract dollars. The 8(a) Business Development Program provides small businesses with access to government contracting opportunities, allowing them to become solid competitors in the federal marketplace. Webinar presenter, Robert Watkins spoke on the following:

  • What is the 8(a) Business Development Program?
  • What are the eligibility requirements?
  • What are the benefits of being an 8(a) certified firm?

» Replay webinar until September 10, 2016

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Getting a Good Handle on Intellectual Property Webinars

Valuable tips that will help to protect your innovations and market your products.

Intellectual Property Overview: What is Intellectual Property Download Presentation Slides

Patents: Design Patents Update (Hague Agreement) Download Presentation Slides

General: Getting Assistance from the USPTO Download Presentation Slides


Online Marketplace Lending: Is it a good fit for your business?

The Credit Junction, an online platform helping transform the customer experience for small and mid-sized businesses seeking loans, provided insights into the current online lending space. Webinar presenter, Michael Finkelstein, chief executive officer of The Credit Junction spoke on how online capital providers are stepping in to offer critically needed business capital.

» Replay webinar until May 7, 2016 Recording ID: PW3744509-1

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Going Global with Intellectual Property Webinar

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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Download Presentation Slides

Trademarks Download Presentation Slides


Opportunities for Minority-Owned Firms in Port of Veracruz, Mexico

Access to Markets webinar discussed the multi-million dollar infrastructure projects in Port of Veracruz, Mexico. This webinar featured Esteban Rodriguez Pizarro, Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner from ProMexico.

» Replay webinar until April 7, 2016

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Accessing Alternative Financing for your Business

A free access to capital webinar on financial products that can help take your business to the next level. John Herrera, president of Lakeview Leasing, discussed the types of alternative financing available to grow and finance your business venture.

» Replay webinar until March 26, 2016 Recording ID: PW3087336-2

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How to Finance your Export

The How to Finance your Export webinar introduced participants to the financial products offered by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Financial products includes: working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing).

» Replay webinar until March 13, 2016

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Expanding your Financing Options: Community Development Financial Institutions

Funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury for over 20 years, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide loans for startup and microenterprises, gap financing, and offer technical assistance.  The nationwide CDFI Program invests in and builds the capacity of small and minority-owned businesses supporting business growth, sustainability, and community revitalization. Learn how CDFIs can be an alternative lending source for your business.

» Replay webinar until February 28, 2016

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The January webinar series featured informative sessions on capital, contracts, and markets for business growth and sustainability.

Access to Contract: Grow Your Business through Public and Private Sector Subcontracting

This webinar explored subcontracting in relation to growth opportunities, potential subcontracting issues, and limitations.

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Access to Market: Connect Americas
Webinar focused on Connect Americas, the first social network for business in the Americas.

Recording and presentation not available.

Access to Capital: Denied for a Bank Loan, Now What? 
Learn how to best pursue business capital in urban communities. ICIC is a nonprofit research and strategy organization that aims to strengthen inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with comprehensive and actionable information on urban market opportunities.

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2014 Webinar

2013 Webinars