Pictured Diane E. Sumpter, Operator of the SC MBDA Business Center and Greg Davis, South Carolina Department of Transportation. Photo by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine.
COLUMBIA, SC — The MBDA Business Center – Columbia, SC hosted The Ultimate Capital Workshop recently. The Ultimate Capital Workshop was geared to help small, women, and minority owned businesses build a solid financial infrastructure to better attain business funding. The daylong event will take place at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The MBDA Business Center assembled speakers, panelists and presenters from numerous financial organizations that provided information on the different types of capital and how to prepare to obtain capital.
“Small, women, and minority owned businesses are least likely to obtain funding because of many factors beyond their control. This workshop will show them how to best display the factors they can control to increase their chances of approval,” says Diane E. Sumpter, Operator of the SC MBDA Business Center.
In addition to the panel discussions, the Center provided opportunities for attendees to interact directly with traditional and nontraditional funding organizations. “These chat sessions gave business owners and funders an opportunity to have a meaningful yet brief conversation that they can choose to continue at a later date,” Sumpter says.
The MBDA Business Center – Columbia, SC helps minority-owned businesses (at least 51 percent minority ownership) compete in the global economy and stimulate the national and local economy through job creation, business opportunities, and financing. The Center is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and operated by DESA, Inc.
About the MBDA Business Center
The mission of the MBDA Business Center – Columbia, SC is to assist Minority Business Enterprises compete in the global economy and to stimulate the national and local economy through job creation. To fulfill this mission, we assist MBEs with access to contracts and capital, strategic business counseling, and becoming export-ready. Complete information about the MBDA Business Center and its services can be found b visiting www.ColumbiaMBDACenter.com or by calling (803) 743-1152.