Memphis MBDA Business Center
About This Center
The MBDA Business Center located in Memphis, TN is operated by the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum (MMBC Continuum). Memphis, and the surrounding Delta region, has a notable minority population with a long history of entrepreneurship and innovation.
The city is also home to corporate giants Fed Ex, AutoZone, International Paper, and several other Fortune 500 companies. 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.
Project Director: Dino Hull
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.