6 Great Resources for Asian-American-Owned Small Business Enterprises
An obvious starting point is to consider the resources available through the U.S. government, notably the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency. These two agencies were created to serve small and minority-owned firms, and Asian-American businesses fall within these categories. The help that is available from these agencies runs the gamut from financing and access to capital, business planning, networking, and mentoring.
Searching “Asian” in the search engines of these websites will relay a plethora of specific information and resources targeted to the Asian-American business demographic, including services, data, business summits, and opportunities.
Outside of government, the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) is the preeminent organization serving Asian-American businesses. The USPAACC’s mission is to serve as a gateway organization, connecting Asian-American firms and related groups to corporate and government contracts, minority business suppliers, and information about Asian-Americans and the Asia market.
The USPAACC, which is based in Washington, D.C., represents a diverse group of Asian-Americans, including those who trace their heritage to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Mongolia.
One of the USPAACC’s major annual events is CelebrAsian, the nation’s largest procurement conference for Asian-American businesses to connect Fortune-level corporations and governments with Asian-American and minority businesses to pursue contracting relationships. The 2017 CelebrAsian event will be held May 31 through June 2 in San Diego, California.
A number of other organizations offer resources targeted directly to Asian-American firms. These include:
Does your organization help Asian-American business owners? If so, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; we’d be happy to include you on our list!
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