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The MBDA Business Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio assists businesses in the following areas:

Access to Capital and Finance Management

By far, the most important aspect of developing your business, and often the most difficult to achieve, is access to capital and finance management. Consequently, these are two of MBC’s major areas of concentration. Our business advisors offer extensive experience in:

  • Commercial lending and banking
  • Financial, credit and risk analysis
  • SBA and conventional loans qualification and evaluation
  • Loan and grant identification and packaging
  • General finance counseling
  • Alternative financing opportunities

Whether it’s securing working capital from a lender, applying for an SBA loan, or responding to a grant proposal, we will help you prepare a package with the ultimate goal of getting the funding.

Access to Contracts

MBC Business Development Specialists provide procurement assistance to help minority-owned firms do business with the federal, state, and local governments as well as private corporations. Our services include:

  • Procurement opportunities identification
  • Solicitation analysis
  • Research contract award histories
  • Post-award contract administration
  • Certification assistance

Access to NEW Markets

As a goal, we assist you in increasing your market share by identifying new markets or increasing your existing market customer base. Our services include:

  • Government procurement assistance
  • Private sector contract identification
  • Specialized certification assistance including 8(a), MBE, and Small Disadvantaged Businesses
  • Market research
  • Market plan development
  • Marketing communications – advertising, promotions, public relations, brochure design

Strategic Business Consulting

To grow your business, you must have sound management practices and processes in place. Our services include:

  • Strategic and business planning
  • Staffing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Organization and structure
  • Policies and procedures
  • General business consulting

Sources: US Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency