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Welcome to the Minority Business Empowerment Fund!

The MBEF is a business technical assistance program and loan fund supporting minority entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas.

The MBEF program offers two tracks for entrepreneurs depending on their business readiness level at the time of application. One track provides technical assistance including: financial literacy and business skills development focused primarily on improving sales, marketing, financial management, and operational efficiency training. These services will be provided by a variety of service providers and subject matter experts from both the public and private sectors. 

Depending on business readiness, applicants may have the option to proceed directly to the loan application. Loan amounts will vary based on individual business need. 


If you’re a minority entrepreneur in the Little Rock metro area interested in the program, please complete the application below or visit the Contact page to learn more.

If you are interested in this program, please apply below.