SEATTLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Seattle District Office will co-host their first Chinese language business class at the Hing Hay Coworks Community Learning Space on Tuesday, March 28 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. The class subject is “Grow Your Small Business” and specifically targets Cantonese-speaking restaurant owners in the International District/Chinatown area, but it is open to all small businesses looking for strategies and resources to grow.
Seattle’s International District/Chinatown is home to a vibrant hub of small businesses who bring international flavor to Seattle from all over the world. According to statisticalatlas.com, 22 percent of residents in that neighborhood speak Chinese in their homes.
“Grow Your Small Business” is a product of the collaboration between the SBA, Hing Hay Coworks, the City of Seattle’s Restaurant Success Program, and a multilingual business mentor from SBA resource partner SCORE.
“Our office is proud to offer this Cantonese language business class to the residents of the International District,” said SBA District Director Kerrie Hurd. “This is a great opportunity to serve small businesses we have not previously been able to reach with our free business programming.”
Advanced registration is encouraged and space is limited, attendees may register at: www.hinghaygrowbusiness.eventbrite.com. For a full list of free business programming offered in the Greater Seattle area by the SBA Seattle District office, please visit www.tinyurl.com/SeattleSBA.
About the SBA Seattle District Office:
The SBA Seattle District serves Washington state and northern Idaho with office locations in Seattle and Spokane. Today’s SBA stands for more than Small Business Administration; it stands for Smart, Bold and Accessible. SBA staff provides resources and services in three areas referred to as “the three C’s” – Counseling, Capital and Contracting. Visit www.sba.gov/wa for localized information including resource partners, lenders, events and workshops, success stories, news and updates, and other information aimed to help business start, grow and succeed.
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