US PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – NORTHEAST CHAPTER

US PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – NORTHEAST CHAPTER

USPAACC (National) We are the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, and public and community services. As a thought leader with over 30 years of track record in business matchmaking accomplishments by connecting our constituents

US PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – NORTHEAST CHAPTER

Mission: To be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Pan Asian American (includes East, South and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets. About: USPAACC (National) We are the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, and public and community services. As a thought leader with over 30 years of track record in business matchmaking accomplishments by connecting our constituents to Fortune 1000 corporations, government, non-profits, and small and minority businesses, USPAACC is poised to raise the bar of success to yet another level. USPAACC-Northeast Chapter is an extension that focuses on the Northeast region members localizing virtual and live events, and consultation programs that will allow your business to grow and build a stronger network.

About the Organization:

Mission: To be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Pan Asian American (includes East, South and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets. About: USPAACC (National) We are the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, and public and community services. As a thought leader with over 30 years of track record in business matchmaking accomplishments by connecting our constituents to Fortune 1000 corporations, government, non-profits, and small and minority businesses, USPAACC is poised to raise the bar of success to yet another level. USPAACC-Northeast Chapter is an extension that focuses on the Northeast region members localizing virtual and live events, and consultation programs that will allow your business to grow and build a stronger network.

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

6-10 YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

California • District of Columbia • Utah

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

6-10 YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

California • District of Columbia • Utah

The Issue:

Many AAPI small businesses are still struggling today with access to capital and making themselves SEEN and HEARD in the marketplace! 95% of our US businesses are considered Small Businesses (<500 employees). With 33 million micro businesses as of 2022, there will be an increasing demand from these businesses to make sure they will be seen and heard in the proper light. Once we provide the values they need in capital access and marketing, they become part of our community to make a bigger impact in our region. USPAACC-Northeast Chapter is a "spoke" recipient of the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program, a special pilot program established by the US Small Business Administration to deploy critical business services (capital access, marketing, financial readiness) to underserved business communities. Through this program, we can focus our resources to serve AAPI-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses and provide "hands-on" solutions for their problems. This CNPP program will be ending in November 2023 and we wish to apply for this grant to continue this impactful work. Many AAPI businesses lack exposure in the marketplace and we do highlight our clients and their work through our social media.

The Solution:

In the last 1.5 years of running this support program, we have developed a streamlined process in outreach, consultation, records of success stories, and impact reporting. We have served over 300 businesses in this time and we have a team of staff and consultants who are capable of delivering the service and continue to impact the AAPI business community. With this Gold Future Challenge fund, we can continue the work beyond 2023 and add a training course on topic of utilizing AI in their businesses. This will be a 6-7 session course that covers the methodology of AI, proper prompting technique, practical application of AI software, and live workshop to create meaningful projects for the businesses. Among other bi-weekly workshop ideas: Bi-weekly Topics: How to Start a Successful Business All About Market Research and Competitive Analysis From Idea to Reality: Developing Your Product Marketing Strategies for Business Growth Get Organized to Launch & Thrive Intro to Brand & Marketing Make Your Digital Mark: Building an Online Presence Effective Online Strategies To Boost Your Biz Social Media For Your Small Business Growing Your Business Using Google Mastering the Art of Content Creation Navigating Procurement, Licenses, and Certifications Meet the Lenders: Access to Capital and Credit Workshop Financial Future in Focus: Developing Effective Financial Projections Build a Winning Team: Hiring and Staffing Strategies Numbers that Matter: Bookkeeping and Accounting Best Practices Legal Essentials for Business Owners: Entities and Key Legal Topics Protecting Your Business: Insurance and Risk Management Mastering the Art of Negotiation Public Speaking for Business Success Grants and Loans for Small Businesses  How To Prepare for Capital Infusion Small Business Mixer and Networking Award & Recognition Reception

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