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The U.S Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency is the only Federal Government agency solely dedicated to the support of minority business enterprise.

You are ready, and so are we.

OUR PROGRAM

The U.S Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only Federal Government agency solely dedicated to the support of minority businesses enterprise. MBDA was originally established as the Office of Minority Business Enterprise by President Richard M. Nixon on March 5, 1969.

Operating since September of 2016, MBDA-Tacoma Business Center is one of 40 centers providing technical assistance and strategic business consulting to established minority-owned businesses in the Puget Sound region.

Our Mission

To promote the growth of minority-owned business through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research

Our Vision

Economic prosperity for all American business enterprises

Our Clients

MBDA-Tacoma Business Center serves the whole Pacific Northwest and works regionally to help established minority business enterprises owned by the following individuals or groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans, Asian Indian Americans and Hasidic Jewish Americans

Our Services

With the support of our strategic partners, MBDA-Tacoma Business Center provides technical, strategic, marketing and planning services, and business consulting to established minority-owned firms.

Our services include:

Access to Capital

  • Financial management and planning
  • Capital identification based on industry specialization
  • Bonding
  • Identification and closure of mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing forums and networking events
  • Mezzanine financing options

Access to Contracts

  • Solicitation analysis
  • Bid and proposal preparation
  • Business certification and registration assistance
  • Targeted teaming arrangements and joint ventures

Access to Markets & Export/Import

  • Market research
  • Feasibility studies and promotion
  • Business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking forums
  • International market analysis and trade assistance
  • Sprearhead trade missions

Upcoming Events

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July 20, 2018
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know [SCORE]
    July 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE 2401 4th Ave, Suite #450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Here’s a SCORE workshop that will provide you the knowledge to help you learn the basics of QuickBooks Online for recording your daily business transactions.

    This half-day interactive workshop focuses on the following topics that are key to learning and feeling comfortable with QuickBooks Online:

    • Sales to Customers and their payments 
    • Purchases from Suppliers and payments to them 
    • Banking, Chart of Accounts and Year-end Closing 
    • Reporting from QuickBooks Online

    Register here

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