The Business Council (TBC) maximizes access to economic opportunities for ethnically-diverse businesses.


 

TBC provides the following for benefits its members:

Economic Development
The Minority Supplier Network strengthens ethnically-diverse businesses by fostering relationships among members and the larger corporate community that can result in increased business, thereby creating more jobs. Purchasing among these companies is encouraged. 

Information Sharing
We provide a conduit to share information that specifically impacts the minority business community.

Education & Training

We offer membership education, training and support. TBC maintains partnerships with established business assistance programs to offer affordable education opportunities.

Other Benefits:

  • A voice on public policy issues
  • Access to public resources
  • Affordable business workshops
  • Access to experienced professional advisors
  • Opportunities to network with larger businesses in the metro area

>> View the TBC's Board of Directors

TBC's Strategic Plan

TBC will lead change by implementing the following key initiatives:

  • Foster success among ethnically-diverse enterprises through education and active participation in the larger metro business community.

  • Expand the scope and effectiveness of the:

    • Minority Supplier Network
    • Opportunities for broader member participation 
    • Improve corporate program participation
    • Negotiate from a position of strength/excellence; help each other 
    • Corporate marketing/training 
    • Leverage relationships to include other ethnic groups
  • Strengthen TBC Membership and gain an appreciation of member needs and each other's businesses through: 
    • Member visits (required of board members; others encouraged)
    • Annual survey 
    • Networking events 
    • Member board presentations 
    • Detailed business profiles, e.g., website
    • An information clearinghouse
  • Resources available to small businesses:
    • Networking
    • Private and government contract database
    • Legislative issues
  • Develop process to facilitate opportunity:
    • Sharing among members 
    • Structured networking 
    • Forum to develop new ideas and opportunities
    • Aggressive public relations program, including a formal, written plan; media relations; communicating the economic of diversity
  • Strengthen the Board of Directors:
    • Assure representation is reflective of TBC membership 
    • Recruit members from government and corporations 
    • Provide orientation and training to all Board Directors

Join The Business Council (TBC)

Joint Membership
If you select joint membership you become a member of both the MMAC and TBC and receive the benefits and privileges of both organizations at a cost of $500 per year.

Become a Partner in our Vision
For membership information, contact us at (414) 287.4108 or cflagg@mmac.org to find out how to become a member, how you can help address our challenges, and how The Business Council can benefit you as a ethnically-diverse business owner.

Admission of Members
Prospective members are required to pay TBC membership dues in full at the time of application. Membership dues cover a 12-month membership and are renewable each calendar year. Dues, which are subject to change in price and formula, are payable in advance and are continuous until cancelled in writing in advance of the due date.

TBC Membership Dues
Dues are based on company size. Companies with fewer than 25 local employees invest a minimum of $500 per year. Companies with 25 or more local employees, please click here to contact the MMAC Membership department for more information. TBC membership dues may be deductible for federal income tax purposes as an ordinary and necessary business expense (not as a charitable contribution). However, members should contact their own tax advisers for specific tax information and advice.