Orlando MBDA Business Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises.

About Us

The Orlando MBDA Business Center is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), and operated by 3D Strategic Management, Inc.

Orlando MBDA Business Center Leadership Team

Michelle Tatom

Business Center Director

With over thirty years of experience in developing, implementing and maintaining minority business programs Ms. Tatom brings a wealth of knowledge to the Orlando MBDA Business Center. She is an accomplished professional with extensive experience managing federal, state and local small and minority business programs. Additionally, Ms. Tatom skillfully develops teams that cross professional, trade, ethnic and cultural differences for large multidimensional organizations. Ms. Tatom currently serves as a Minister, is enrolled in the Master of Divinity Program at Asbury Theological Seminary, and enjoys spending time with her children, especially the 3 grandsons.

Dr. LaTanya White

Business Development and Training Manager

Dr. LaTanya White, a 2x author and TEDx Speaker, is the Senior Training Consultant for the Orlando MBDA Business Center. Dr. White is also the founder and CEO of Concept Creative Group, a multi-faceted business development firm for Black entrepreneurs. She previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Professional Leadership Development in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University and received her certification as a Business Analyst from the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at FAMU. Dr. White has personally coached and consulted more than 600 Black entrepreneurs at various stages of the business development cycle. White’s primary role with the Orlando MBDA Business Center will be to identify and vet subject-matter experts who can deliver engaging and impactful asynchronous training to our country’s minority entrepreneurs. She will also evaluate how our clients apply these topics to grow and scale their businesses- the primary focus of the MBDA. Dr. White is based in Tallahassee, Florida where she lives with her daughter.

Clients Served

Our clients are U.S. minority business enterprises (MBEs) owned and operated by African Americans, Asian Americans, Hasidic Jews, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders with at least 51% control of the business.

Business Partners

Our four Associate Committees include high ranking officials of agencies in the following areas: Finance, Government, Construction, and Tourism/Hospitality. Our committees have members from various parts of Central and Northern Florida. Our business partners include large financial agencies and credit unions, large global construction firms, amusement parks, and governmental representatives. These entities were chosen because they exemplify a commitment to equity and diversity, and have the ability to help our business center clients grow locally and globally.

LEARN MORE ABOUT Orlando MBDA Business Center

The Orlando MBDA Business Center offers an array of holistic business development trainings, specialized individual consulting services, access to capital, targeted networking, contract sourcing, teaming and mentorship opportunities. These services are designed to increase MBE pro ts and job growth, and expand brand footprints in local, national and global markets.