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The Minority Business Development Agency and COVID-19 Business Resilience Center is providing local support

Robin Bradshaw
rbradshaw1@gatehousemedia.com
Alice Echo News Journal

Roxana Garcia and Halbert Brown from the Minority Business Development Agency has been raising local awareness with city leaders about their San Antonio based programs that support minorities throughout the state of Texas.

The Minority Business Development Agency and COVID-19 Business Resilience Center is a consulting firm and information resource to help minority owned small business owners.

The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Commerce and started during the Nixon Administration in 1969.

The consulting resource has a vast amount of information and tools to help small business groups at no cost. Yes that is correct, at no cost.

Below is the resources the Minority Business Development Agency and COVID-19 Business Resilience Center support.

ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT

* 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

STRATEGIC BUSINESS CONSULTING

* Strategic and business planning

* Staffing

* Mergers & Acquisitions

* Joint Ventures

* Teaming Agreements

* Organization and structure

* Policies and procedures

* General business consulting

ACCESS TO CONTRACTS

* Procurement opportunities identification

* Solicitation analysis

* Research contract award histories

* Post-award contract administration

* Certification assistance

ACCESS TO NEW MARKETS

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, and public relations

For more information visit their web-page at https://sanantoniombdacenter.com.