Business Center Programs & Services

The Tennessee MBDA Business Center is focused on providing management and technical assistance to support the business development and capacity building for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). What makes the Tennessee MBDA Business Center different is the level of client advocacy and engagement. The programs and services provided are proven and have produced results for many MBDA clients.

To tap into the valuable programs and serves of the Center complete the brief intake form.

The MBDA Business Center’s focus will assist MBEs by providing assistance to:

  • Improve operational efficiencies
  • Increase resources
  • Help businesses scale
  • Manage risk and increase liability thresholds
  • Strengthen management teams
  • Access and secure financing, equity, venture capital
  • Access to opportunities to increase profits and owner equity
  • Implement and integrate new technology and equipment

Programs and Services provided by the Tennessee MBDA Business Center:

  • Business Assessment & Consulting
  • Business Advocacy and Technical Assistance Resources/Services
  • Tailored Training and Development Programs
  • Growth & Capacity Building Plans & Resources
  • Access to New Business Opportunities
  • Access to Capital & Finance Management*
  • Industry Data and Other Business Information

*Access to Capital and Finance Management (provided directly or through partner referrals):
By far, one of the most important aspects of developing your business, and often the most difficult to achieve, is access to capital and finance management.

Our business specialists and select partners offer access to:

  • Commercial lending and banking partners
  • Financial, credit and risk analysis
  • SBA and conventional loan qualification and evaluation
  • General finance counseling