April 20, 2016
The First Asian Small Business Roundtable will be held on Saturday, April 30 at the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center (EC) at 1265 Asylum Avenue in Hartford, CT. The Roundtable, which will run 10 am – 12 pm, is being sponsored by the EC’s Women’s Business Center (WBC) and the Asian American Business Association.
The event is free and open to all. To register, visit www.hartford.edu/ec-register or call 860.768.5681.
The Roundtable, moderated by John Xu, Lender Relations Specialist with the CT Small Business Administration, will focus on contracting, financing, and exporting opportunities for CT small business owners and on resources available to assist them. The panel will include:
The panelists will review government contracting processes, the SBA’s 8(a) and loan programs, the DECD’s Small Business Express Program, how to apply for a bank loan, and how to expand a business globally. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with small business resources, including the WBC, which offers free business advising.
Milena Erwin, the WBC Program Manager, explained the goal of the Roundtable. “We are excited to host this event and increase awareness among the Asian entrepreneurs and small business owners in CT of the resources and opportunities that exist to help them grow and succeed.”
The Women’s Business Center (WBC) is an initiative of the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center (EC), which provides hands-on coaching and business training for new and expanding small businesses, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, throughout Connecticut. Part of the nationally-renowned Barney School of Business, the EC helps small business owners and employees to gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace through business advising, technical assistance, educational programs, and networking events. The WBC specializes in serving women in business. For more information, visit www.hartford.edu/wbc.