Houston MBDA Business Center

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Small Business Development Ecosystem of Houston
Houston MBDA Business Center
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Institution Information
Name Houston MBDA Business Center
Project Guide to Small Business in Houston
Classification Development Center
Non-Profit Status Yes
Cost $
Development Stage Growth
Minorities yes
Women no
Education yes
Certification no
Consulting yes
Coworking yes
Financing yes
Meeting yes
Mentoring yes
Networking yes
Contact Phone Number (713) 718-8974
Website http://www.mbda.gov/businesscenters/houston
Contact E-Mail
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The Houston Minority Business Development Agency Business Center supports growth and competitiveness in minority-owned businesses in the United States. The business center is operated by Houston Community College and receives funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce through the Minority Business Development Agency. Staffed by business specialists, MBDA Business Centers support minority businesses to access procurement opportunities, markets and capital.


Procurement Assistance, Access to Markets
Business specialists help business owners identify potential export markets, analyze global markets and facilitate global transactions, access hard-to-reach contract opportunities, leverage opportunities in Texas and United States markets, and facilitate joint ventures to build capacity and increase revenue.

Access to Capital
Houston MBDA Business Center helps business owners apply for loans and lines of credit, manage equity investments, receive bonding and insurance, and perform asset-based lending.

Access to Contracts
Identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.

One-on-One Business Consulting
Specialists provide assistance through business development, capacity building, marketing and branding, and financial assessments and valuations.

Other Strategic Services
Services include the facilitation of minority certification, and invitations to trainings, seminars, and other events that help professional and business development.

Houston MBDA Business Center looks for minority-owned businesses with at least $1 million in annual revenue. Clients include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans, Asian Indian Americans, and Hasidic Jewish Americans. Ideally, the business will have been in business for three or more years. Additionally, MBDA seeks businesses in high-growth industries which include green technology, clean energy, health care, infrastructure, and broadband technology.