Pasadena MBDA Business Center
About This Center
The MBDA Business Center located in Pasadena, CA is operated by the So Cal Corporate Growth Partners. 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 Vision of So Cal Corporate Growth Partners is to create hope and empowerment for businesses (primarily minority-owned businesses) by assessing their past benchmarks for restrictions, failures, and successes; then making necessary changes for future prosperity and sustainability.
The Mission of So Cal Corporate Growth Partners is to actively support and strengthen businesses and their communities by acting as an established and trusted conduit to educational, civic, business, financial and global partners.
Project Director: Daniel Sieu
Mr. Sieu serves as the Project Director of Pasadena MBDA Business Center. Daniel has extensive experience in management; marketing, finance and particularly, in expanding opportunities with small to large minority businesses. Previous positions held Project Operator/Director of Riverside MBDA Business Center. Daniel has particular strengths in business development and marketing.
He has assisted businesses in economic disasters that which have included; the “Los Angeles Civil Unrest of 1992”, “Hurricane Andrew” and the “Northridge Earthquake”. These ground-level experiences have given him an understanding as to the steps required to stabilize communities in tough economic times.
He was also appointed to the California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC) by the Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker. CIEDEC is a non-profit organization with members appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to provide sources of professional advice for their regions local firms wishing to export goods and services abroad. The California Inland Empire District Export Council is one of sixty such centers nationwide.
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.