Tennessee MBDA Business Center


The MMBC Continuum was recently awarded a new five-year grant to fund the Tennessee Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center located in Memphis, TN. The Business Center, funded under the U. S. Department of Commerce, is the first and only center in the State of Tennessee. After successfully completing two grant cycles over the last nine years, The MMBC Continuum was successful in obtaining the newest grant award to continue operating the Center and supporting minority business growth.

The Tennessee Center in Memphis is part of a national network of centers across the United States.

For more information please complete the intake form or contact the MBDA Business Center.

Phone: (901) 528-1432
Fax: (901) 528-1755
Email: TNMBDA@mmbc-memphis.org
www.tnmbdabusinesscenter.org

Tennessee MBDA Business Center


The Tennessee MBDA Business Center is operated by The MMBC Continuum under the leadership of president and CEO, Jozelle Booker.

The MBDA Business Center is a program funded by the Minority Business Development Agency under the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Tennessee Center is part of a national network of centers across the country which serves as a portal for access to national and federal procurement opportunities. (MBDA list of Centers)

For more information and eligibility requirements call the Tennessee MBDA Business Center in Memphis at (901) 528-1432.

MBDA 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).

  • Business Assessment & Consulting
  • Business Advocacy and Referral 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
By far, the most important aspect of developing your business, and often the most difficult to achieve, is access to capital and finance management.

Our business advisors and partners offer access to:

  • Commercial lending and banking partners
  • Financial, credit and risk analysis
  • SBA and conventional loans qualification and evaluation
  • Loan and grant identification and packaging
  • General finance counseling


Strategic Business Consulting
To grow your business, you must have sound management practices and processes in place.

We provide assistance with (either directly or through referrals):

  • Strategic and business planning
  • Staffing
  • Organization and structure
  • Policies and procedures
  • General business consulting
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Teaming Agreements


The Tennessee MBDA Business Center Provides Access & Opportunities

For more information call 901.528.1432.

Become A Center Client


MBDA Provides Access & Opportunities

The Tennessee Minority Business Development Agency seeks to create a new generation of minority-owned businesses with at least $500,000 in annual revenue.

Accessing programs and services is easy! Complete the intake form and someone will be in touch with you to perform an assessment to develop a customized and tailored approach to support your business growth.

For more information about joining the Tennessee MBDA Business Center, contact the Project Director:
Phone: (901) 528-1432
Fax: (901) 528-1755
Email: TNMBDA@mmbc-memphis.org
www.tnmbdabusinesscenter.org

Coronavirus Response and Relief Program (CRRP)


About CRRP


In response to the world-wide impact of COVID-19 the Minority Business Development Agency awarded funding to support and assist minority businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the effects of the Coronavirus. As such The MMBC Continuum will provide resources to Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) across the state of Tennessee. The program will provide a tailored approach to educational and technical assistance with emphasis on preventing, preparing and responding to COVID-19.

To learn more click here.




CRRP Staff


The Coronavirus Response and Relief Program team is prepared and ready to assist with resources to help prevent, prepare and respond to the impact of COVID-19. Please complete the CRRP Intake Form to learn more about the program and access program benefits.

Jozelle Booker
Program Operator/
President & CEO, MMBC Continuum


Brittney Elkins
Project Manager

Zaria Lane
Program Assistant

Marcus Woods
Data Analyst



Program Descripton


The MMBC Continuum will provide support to any Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) with special focus on small, non-employer firms across the state of Tennessee utilizing research, assessments, tailored programs to support the prevention, preparation and response to the impact of COVID-19.

Prevent:
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Program will provide information and best practices to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Valuable content will be presented by subject matter experts via live and on-demand webinars, fact-based tip sheets and more.

Prepare:
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Program will provide information and resources to help MBEs prepare for disruption through various topics related to contingency planning and internal policies.

Response:
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Program will provide access to training and information to position MBE firms to respond to future waves of COVID-19 or other types of business disruptions.

To learn more about the benefits of the program and to access resources to support the prevention, preparation and response to COVID-19 please CLICK HERE.

Contact us: crrp@mmbc-memphis.org, or call (901) 579-4636.