MBDA Business Center Chicago

MBDA Business Center is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency and operated by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. We help MBE business grow through education,advocacy, and access to capital and procurement opportunities.

About

MBDA Business Center is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency and operated by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. We help MBE business grow through education,advocacy, and access to capital and procurement opportunities.

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Bonding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Loans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Space

  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Primary ContactDavid Thomas
Address105 W. Adams Street
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone(312) 755-2563