The Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center

Empowering small and minority business across Central Ohio

“The Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), hosted by the Columbus Urban League, is committed to the continued growth and development of minority, small & veteran owned businesses — the economic engine of strong cities, neighborhoods and families.”  — Melinda Carter, MBAC Director

Mission: To advance business opportunities for minority and small disadvantaged business enterprises, and provide market access that leads to sustainable business relationships.


  • Technical Assistance
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Training
  • Financial Readiness Services
  • Identifying Access to Capital
  • Contract Assistance
  • Bonding Programs
  • Certification Assistance MBE/EDGE


Columbus Urban League
788 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203

Ohio University Voinovich Center
Building 19, The Ridges
Athens, OH 45701



– Office is open daily Monday through Friday 8:00 – 4:30 PM
– Closed between 12pm-1pm for lunch
– Walk-ins are Welcome 9am-11, 1pm-3pm- No Fridays
– Counseling Services, By Appointment


MBAC Staff:


Support Staff

Sharon Francis, Program Administrative Assistant
Otto Beatty, Business Consultant

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