Take advantage of the services offered by MBAC.


It is our mission to foster the development and growth of minority businesses.

As an MBAC client, we’ll guide you through the necessary aspects of business, helping you initiate processes and strategic planning for success.

Stark County Minority Business Association hosts the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC Tier 1) for the Akron Region. The MBAC is designed to assist minority, women, and veteran-friendly businesses in the ideation and start-up phase. We proudly offer professional consulting, access to capital, and assistance in obtaining contract opportunities with the goal of growing minority-owned businesses.

We serve the following counties: Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll

To learn more about the MBAC program, book an appointment with our Business Advisor, Skyler Parks.


We support the growth and sustainability of minority-owned, women-owned, small, and disadvantaged businesses in Ohio by ensuring you are knowledgeable of the benefits of certification and the process.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program

Encouraging, Diversity, Growth, and Equity (EDGE) Program

Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VFBE) Program

Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Program


We are here to assist in locating current bid
and contract opportunities for your business.

Interested in learning more?


One major barrier for small business owners is working capital. We are dedicated to assisting you in securing the funds you need to scale your business. The MBDD supports minority businesses that are seeking capital through several programs.

Minority Business Bonding Program

Minority Business Direct Loan Program

Collateral Enhancement Program

Ohio Capital Access Program

Community Development Financial
Institution Loan Participation Program (CDFI LPP)

Ohio Micro-Loan Program

Women’s Business Enterprise Loan Program


Need a business plan?
Capability Statement?
Workshops or Training?
Become an MBAC client today. 

Interested in learning more?

We proudly host several networking events and workshops for our MBAC clients and SCMBA members.

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a business idea?

Become an MBAC client! Our staff is ready to take you to the next level!

SCMBA is a proud member of the Ohio Department of Development Minority Business Development Department’s (MBDD) MBAC network.