The Federal and state governments provide many resources and programs to assist small businesses. Here you will find information and links to many useful tools and services, including Minority/Disadvantaged (MBE/DBE) programs.

Over the last 40 years, Riviera Finance has helped more than 20,000 small businesses grow and prosper. Many of our clients have been Minority or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and we’ve been pleased to partner in their success stories.

As a registered DBE/MBE, you have many great opportunities before you that aren’t always available to other small businesses. Here are some tools to get you started:


All 50 states have their own Minority Supplier Development Councils. These councils are designed to help you create relationships with Corporate America. Here you can find links to your local or regional MSDC offices. Reach out to them; they’re eager to help you grow your business.


Want to know the details on your state’s DBE programs? Click here.


There are hundreds of companies nationwide that have in-house diversity supplier programs designed specifically to work with DBE/MBE s. Below, you’ll find the names of many of them, with links to their corporate Web sites and details on their own in-house supplier programs.

Aetna Inc. Lockheed-Martin
Abbott Laboratories Loew’s
Albertson’s Marathon Oil
Anheuser-Busch Microsoft
Archer-Daniels-Midland Monsanto
Armstrong World Industries Motorola
Baxter Healthcare NASA
Best Buy Nike
BNSF Railway Northrop-Grumman
Boeing Company Office Depot
Bristol-Myers-Squibb Office Max
Caterpillar Pacific Gas & Electric
Chevron Pepsi Co
Coca-Cola Philip Morris
Compass Group / FoodBuy Procter & Gamble
ConAgra Foods Publix Supermarkets
Corning Raytheon
Chrysler Safeway
Deere & Company Sears Holdings
DuPont Shell Oil
Eastman Kodak Staples
Federated Department Stores Time-Warner
Florida Power and Light Tyson Foods
Florida Turnpike WalMart
Ford Motor Company Walgreens
General Dynamics
Goodyear Tire
Home Depot
International Truck & Engine
JC Penney
Johnson & Johnson
Kellogg Company