Welcome to the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Raleigh

The Institute offers comprehensive, customized services to help minority-owned business start and grow.

Our small business experts offer one-on-one counseling, technical ssistance, training and networking in all areas of business success:

  • Market Access and Analysis – Market and industry-specific information, networking and matchmaking to help you connect with opportunity.
  • Management Training and Assistance – Business planning, strategy and training that prepares you for every aspect of running a business.
  • Money Management and Access – Helping you learn how to manage your money, credit and risk effectively and access the financial resources you need to operate and grow.

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) offers publications on many business topics free-of-charge through its online Research Library Publications archive.

Let's get started. Contact us today to find the help you need to succeed.

 

MBDA Business Center (Raleigh) Staff

Dan Stafford

Dan Stafford

Project Director, MBDA Business Center
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Dan has ten years’ experience in managing minority business center offices and extensive knowledge of MBDA marketing and administrative operations, and 30 years experience in preparing comprehensive business plans, loan packages, and market feasibility studies. Dan successfully manages Center’s staff, operations, and vision in meeting MBDA goals and achieving and continually meets Outstanding Performance Ratings. The MBDA is a partnership between the Institute and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. Dan received his MBA from Western Carolina University and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Appalachian State University.

 
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Carlos McCall

Finance TA Specialist, MBDA Business Center
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Carlos has recently joined the Institute as the MBDA Business Center Finance Technical Assistance Specialist working directly with the MBDA Business Center Director and across all program areas to identify and coordinate the technical assistance needs and other supportive services to MBEs statewide. Carlos also works to create opportunities for MBEs for accessing capital and facilitates relationships between the financial institutions and investment communities. Carlos is a graduate of Grambling State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

 
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Gwen Gillespie

Project Administrator, MBDA Business Center
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Gwen is the newest member of the MBDA Program working closely with the MBDA Director and Finance Technical Assistant Specialist as the MBDA Contract Specialist. She is responsible for the monitoring contract awards, loans, bonds and other instruments to minority entrepreneurs, and works closely with the Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center in addition to providing administrative support. Gwen is a graduate of Elizabeth City University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration.

 
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Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Raleigh
5800 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609

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The MBDA Business Center is a partnership of the Institute and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency