Minority Business Development Agency – News You Can Use

News You Can Use – September 2018 Update

You are Invited to the 2018 Minority Enterprise Development Week Celebration!

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is honored to present Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in partnership with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. at the 2018 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Henry Childs, II as National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency

“Mr. Childs’ commitment to economic development in minority communities is an unrivaled asset to the Department of Commerce,” said Secretary Ross. “In his new role, I fully expect him to continue to vigorously pursue opportunities and growth for minorities as well as the country as a whole.”


MBDA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency is proud to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15. This year’s theme is “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions”.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit

On October 2 and 3, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with MetLife, will welcome small business leaders from across the country to join us for our national Small Business Summit in Washington, DC. Now in its fourteenth year, the Small Business Summit will celebrate the small business owners we engage with around the nation and bring together leading business experts to inspire and educate business leaders with new tools, strategies, and best practices to bring back to their companies and communities.


2018 Baltimore MBDA Business Center Finance Symposium

The Baltimore MBDA Business Center will host its second Finance Symposium on Thursday, October 4, 2018, presenting “CAPITAL ACCESS.” The 2018 Baltimore MBDA Business Center Finance Symposium will be held at Drexel University – Washington, DC. This invitation-only event will be attended by traditional and non-traditional financial lending institutions, wealth advisors and more.


2018 Export Readiness Workshop – How To Succeed in International Markets

A special invitation for your business to participate in the 2018 Export Readiness Workshop to learn how to Succeed in International Markets. Learn export business planning, foreign market entry methods, and how to find foreign buyers.


Mixed Chicks Founders Give Crowded Hair-care Market a Multi-ethnic Twist

Wendi Levy Kaaya and Kim Etheredge built their Mixed Chicks hair-care company by sharing the products they created for their own multi-ethnic hair.