From Small Success to Great Achievement: A NerdWallet conversation with the MBDA’S Access to Capital Team

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Created on April 29, 2015

In honor of National Small Business Week 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency is teaming up with NerdWallet to host a Google Hangout on how minority-owned businesses can start and grow their companies.

The online discussion will feature Carmen West and Nick Perkins, of MBDA’s Access to Capital team, and Cindy Yang, NerdWallet’s small business expert. During the discussion, the panelists will address how the MBDA helps minority-owned businesses expand, and Yang will discuss NerdWallet’s resources for small businesses just starting out.

“MBDA’s Access to Capital team seeks to align with organizations that speak to America’s business owners and minority communities,” says Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director, Office of Business Development. “MBDA is pleased to participate in this Google Hangout to share and discuss how our 44 business centers across the country provide capital resources that complement the services of NerdWallet and other organizations that provide resources to small businesses.”

The Google Hangout will be broadcast live on NerdWallet’s Youtube channel. During the second half of the webinar, Perkins, West, and Yang will take questions from the audience through Twitter. Tweet questions using the hashtag #DreamSmallBiz to either @NerdWallet or @USMBDA.  

“NerdWallet is excited to partner with the MBDA because we share its passion for helping small business owners build and grow successful businesses,” NerdWallet’s Yang says. “Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and we want to give them the tools and information they need to thrive.”

Join Us:
“From Small Success to Great Achievement:
A NerdWallet conversation with the Minority Business Development Agency”
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Click here to go to visit the event page and bookmark it

About NerdWallet Small Business

NerdWallet is a personal finance site committed to providing clarity for consumers across all of life’s financial decisions. The site includes financial product comparison tools, articles about personal finance and a platform called Ask An Advisor, where consumers can get answers to their personal finance questions from certified financial planners.

NerdWallet’s Small Business team is focused on helping small business owners start, grow and finance their businesses. Its Small Business Guide and blog include articles on topics including startup and expansion funding, legal structures, taxes and marketing. Follow NerdWallet Small Business on Twitter @smallbiznerds.

About the Minority Business Development Agency

MBDA,, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers.
After 45 years of service, MBDA continues to be a dedicated strategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing greater access to capital, contracts and markets.  Follow us on Twitter @usmbda.