The MBDA Business Center in Los Angeles team consists of a highly accomplished, multidisciplinary group of professionals with deep functional and industry experience. As a result, we are able to offer high-value services organized into four main business units:
Client Assessment and Engagement
Services are designed to provide client business analysis that includes core competency, organizational structure, market and industry placement, production of products/delivery of services, marketing plan, resources and financial viability.
Access to Markets
These activities, aimed at increasing minority business enterprise revenue growth, include, but are not limited to: identifying procurement opportunities based on client needs and sourcing deals; engaging in deal-making between organizations and minority firms, and assisting in bringing transactions to closure; educating and assisting in the development of joint ventures, teaming arrangements, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions; and identifying potential export markets, facilitating global transactions and providing referrals to international trade programs and services.
Access to Capital
The goal of the access to capital activities is to help entrepreneurs obtain appropriate financing for business growth. Activities in this area include, but are not limited to: developing and maintaining strategic alliances with banking officials and other financial resources; brokering of financial transactions by establishing relationships between prequalified clients and sources of financing; preparation and packaging of standard commercial and alternative debt, bonding, leases, equity, mezzanine financing, factoring and trade credits; and identification and closure of opportunities for mergers and acquisitions.
Strategic Management Consulting
This activity involves providing tailored business consulting services directed towards assisting MBDA Business Center clients achieve higher levels of growth and competitiveness. Strategic business consulting services includes, but are not limited to: market research, promotion, sales forecasting, market feasibility studies, pricing; financial management includes capital budgeting, general accounting, tax planning; and general management such as organization and structure, formulating corporate policy, business planning, and organizational development.
Advanced Business Training
Provide entrepreneurs with business knowledge to help them better lead and manage their organizations. Our premier Business Edge Entrepreneur program, formerly Fast Trac, is an excellent start. Through a strategic partnership with Marshall School of Business, a logical next step to our program is a USC Marshall educational program.