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.
Webinar on Marketing Your Business for Success
Marketing is a key component to any successful business development strategy and can often times make or break the success and growth of a business. This crash course in marketing provided practical insights your company could use to develop a winning strategy.
Webinar: Scaling Up with Operational Insights
Running a business requires time, money, and resources, all of which are valuable to minority-owned firms. Achieving the next phase of growth for your business requires strategic operational insights that can streamline efficiency and improve your bottom line. The webinar provided practical business operation insights your company can leverage to prepare your business for the next level.
Webinar on Strategies for Optimizing Millennials in Your Business
Today, one out of three employees in the U.S. are Millennials. In less than 10 years, three out of every four workers worldwide will be Millennials. Are you ready to manage this young motivated generation? We hope so, because they can help you hyper-grow your business…if you have the patience to train, and can create an infrastructure to support these talented employees.
Webinar on Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises
Hear directly from the authors (Lee Upton, III and Emma Broming) about the discriminatory behaviors, non-discriminatory behaviors, and lack of network access that give rise to public contracting disparities nationwide.
Top Strategies to Win Federal Government Contracts
This webinar provides the best strategies to win contracts in the very competitive federal contracting arena. With over $100 billion in federal procurements, learn proven strategies to identify and win contracts.
Black Women Entrepreneurs: Past and Present Conditions of Black Women’s Business Ownership
Guest speakers, Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker's Legacy and Esther Morales, Executive Director of the National Women's Business Council explored the state of Black women entrepreneurs and the significant role they play in our economy. The webinar also provided a closer look at the newly released report Black Women Entrepreneurs: Past and Present Conditions of Black Women’s Business Ownership.
Webinars on Intellectual Property
Two free webinars to help business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and minority-serving institutions learn more about intellectual property.
Patent Rights under America’s Seed Fund
America's Seed Fund – The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (SBIR/STTR) provides access to capital for today’s business owners. Understanding the intellectual property (IP) process, and how it relates to the SBIR/STTR program is necessary to protect your ideas and products.
Building a Diverse Tech Talent Pipeline: From IP Understanding to Commercialization
Learn more about how you can partner with federal agencies, minority business enterprises or non-profits to help build your tech diversity pipeline. Hear success stories from diverse technology champions and how they navigated the market. This conversation is designed for tech start-ups, youth entrepreneurship advocates, minority-owned businesses, minority-serving institutions, historically black colleges, students, professors, and future entrepreneurs interested in building the tech diversity pipeline.
Where Businesses Come to Grow Presents...The Capital Network: Funding Options to Grow Your Business
Financing a business is never simple, whether it is a start-up or an established company. From initial seed money to working capital needed to maintain operations, access to capital remains a major barrier to many minority-owned firms. Rhea Aguinaldo, Northern California Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, takes on this challenge every day by engaging with small business owners, business organizations, and advocacy groups. In turn, she is able to share her wealth of knowledge on a wide range of funding options needed to grow your business
Federal Funding to Support your Business Innovation and R&D
Two-part webinar explored program basics, eligibility, funding, proposal development, government/university collaboration, and post-award program phases.
Framing the conversation. Why minority inclusion matters and how to get to phase 1?
From Phase II to Commercialization
Fintech: How New Technology is Driving Access to Capital
The Minority Business Development Agency and Fundation presented a joint webinar on the current market trends in commercial lending and how technology is opening new avenues for Access to Capital.
Federal Technology Transfer: Bringing your Company into the Innovation Ecosystem
This introductory webinar served as the first of a three-part Technology Transfer series co-hosted by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to introduce participants to the exciting world of Technology Transfer and Commercialization. Technology transfer experts will provide valuable information about how to create official agreements to help you develop partnership with a specific federal lab so you can succeed at your technology commercialization goals.
Becoming a Sustainable & High Road Business Webinar
Business is moving more and more towards sustainability, adopting practices that simultaneously meet social, environmental, and economic goals. This shift is catalyzed by increasing consumer demand, business innovation, as well as government policies. In this webinar we shared some best practices and key opportunities for your business.
Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program
The webinar covers eligibility, insight into the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program curriculum, and benefits of the program.
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.
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.