We are thrilled to announce that Access Plus Capital, in partnership with the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC), has recently received special recognition from two esteemed local news stations, CBS47 and KSEE24. These features spotlighted our groundbreaking Bonding, Technical Assistance, and Contracting program (BTAC), which is transforming the landscape for small and minority-owned contractors in Fresno and surrounding counties.

Fresno, a city experiencing rapid growth with an estimated population of 542,012 people in 2020, is facing an increasing demand for qualified contractors in the construction and public works sector, both locally and at the state level. Small businesses play a pivotal role in Fresno’s regional economy, and recognizing this, BTAC was developed to address the barriers faced by small and emerging contractors.

Breaking Down BTAC: Empowering Small and Minority-Owned Contractors

The BTAC program is a comprehensive ecosystem of services aimed at supporting Black, women, and minority-owned construction businesses in Fresno and the surrounding counties. The recent features on CBS47 and KSEE24 have highlighted its significance and impact. BTAC provides critical services and resources that include:

  • Professional Consultation and Technical Assistance: Offering expert guidance to contractors in navigating the complexities of the construction industry.
  • Bond Transaction Services: Assisting in obtaining bonding, a crucial requirement for contractors.
  • Contract Financing Services: Facilitating access to financing to help contractors secure contracts.
  • Counseling and Group Workshops: Providing educational and networking opportunities for contractors.
  • Business Consultation and Business Referrals: Offering support in various aspects of business development.

How BTAC Works

BTAC operates on a rolling basis, starting with individualized assessments and one-on-one consultations in business and finance. This initial phase helps BTAC understand the unique needs of each contractor in terms of growth and development. Subsequently, contractors work closely with a team of financial and business consultants to develop customized work plans for capacity-building services.

Join BTAC Today - Apply Now!

To take advantage of the opportunities BTAC offers, interested contractors are encouraged to contact our program’s directors.

Program Contacts

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Program Manager Ana Pano

Email: ana@fmbcc.com

Phone: (559) 321-4681 (Hablo Español)

FMBCC Intern Albert Alford

Email: albert@fmbcc.com

Read the Features

To learn more about the recent features of BTAC on CBS47 and KSEE24, please watch the following videos:

Don’t miss out on this chance to empower your contracting business and make a lasting impact on Fresno’s growing construction industry. Join BTAC today and be a part of the positive change.

About BTAC:

The Bonding, Technical Assistance, and Contracting program (BTAC) is a collaborative effort between Access Plus Capital, the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC), and our partners. BTAC is dedicated to empowering small and minority-owned contractors in Fresno and the surrounding counties by providing essential services and resources to help them compete in the construction industry. For enrollment and inquiries, please contact Program Manager Ana Pano or FMBCC Intern Albert Alford using the provided contact information.

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