Orlando MBDA Business Center
The Pathway to Business Success
The Orlando MBDA Business Center is operated by Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council and is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The Business Center serves Central and North Florida.
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
COVID-19 Resources
Learn More

About the Orlando MBDA Business Center

The Business Center assists eligible MBEs in growing their businesses and competing in domestic and global markets. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, leads Federal Government efforts to promote the growth and global competitiveness of America’s growing minority business enterprise (MBE) community. Through MBDA’s services, MBEs are better equipped to create jobs, contribute to local economies, and sustain America’s position as a world economic leader.

Who We Serve

The Orlando MBDA Business Center serves Central and North Florida. The minority business development services, focuses on securing domestic public and/or private contracts and financing transactions, exports, and job creation for “eligible minority-owned businesses.” Companies that are 51% owned or controlled by the following persons or groups of persons are eligible to receive technical business assistance services from the MBDA Business Center Program: African American, Hispanic American, American Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities), Asian Indian American, and Hasidic Jewish Americans.

Featured Services

Access to Capital

Services include identification of domestic and global financing opportunities, equity financing, brokerage of financial transactions, identification and closure of merger and acquisition transactions.

Access to Contracts

Services include identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.

Business Certification Assistance

Services include assistance with certification attainment. Orlando MBDA Business Consultants work with individual clients to determine which certifications will best serve their business and assist with the application process.

Access to Markets

Services include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.

Strategic Business Consulting

Services include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.

Education & Training

Industry leaders conduct workshops and seminars designed to teach minority entrepreneurs how to take their businesses to the next level.

Skip to content