Minority Business Accelerator At A Glance

The Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation designed to help Black and Hispanic businesses prepare for growth. The MBA helps these businesses identify and overcome barriers, which often include limited access to capital, key decision makers, and information. By providing practical tools for change, program participants are positioned to increase capacity, create jobs and build wealth. Thus, creating a diverse and inclusive business community and acting as a catalyst to drive positive economic impact in Tampa and Hillsborough County, Florida.

Minority Business Accelerator Strategies for Success

Attract Capital

  • Foster positive banking relationships
  • Improve credit worthiness
  • Increase opportunities to receive traditional and alternative capital sources

Scale Business Operations

  • Devote time to develop as a results-producing leader and business owner
  • Invest in recruiting and retaining top talent and promote a positive company culture
  • Adapt to industry and client demands


  • Build a robust pipeline of clients and identify future “high-value” business opportunities
  • Generate multiple streams of business revenue
  • Create and maintain a solid business infrastructure to demonstrate the ability to perform exceptionally