Participants in our small business program get access to a large network of organizations to help you get started. Resources include:
Business & Networking Organizations
Chamber of Commerces
Business Development Improvement Districts
Credit & Debt
SIPA’s Small Business Assistance Program was established in 1999 as one of the collaborative partners of the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP), which is an SBA Women’s Business Center, a federally funded agency. Other API SBP partners include: Chinese Service Center, Korean Youth and Community Center, Little Tokyo Service Center, Thai Community Development Center, and the United Cambodian Community.
The mission of the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP) is to assist the development of small and micro businesses in Los Angeles with a particular focus on Asian American business communities, especially those of low income immigrants. API SBP’s objectives are to help entrepreneurs and small businesses overcome barriers to growth and success, generate jobs and sustainable businesses in the community, accommodate the unique economic needs of low income immigrants, and serve as a link between the mainstream economy and ethnic small businesses.