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Strategies for Resiliency: Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Small Businesses

About this event

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month—a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of AAPI-owned small businesses—but due to the COVID-19 pandemic many AAPI-owned small businesses and self-employed people are struggling to access critical resources and facts about funding to keep their businesses afloat right now. These issues can be particularly challenging for businesses with slim profit margins, and an owner’s language skills and immigration status can often impact access to financing. 

Please join Small Business Majority and National CAPACD for a free interactive webinar for both small business owners and entrepreneurship service organizations on financial resiliency tactics to address the needs of AAPI small businesses. 

Featured remarks by: Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congresswoman Judy Chu

Topics include:

• Policy updates impacting AAPI businesses during COVID-19

• Overview of federal aid for small business owners

• Funding options and how to avoid predatory lending

• Negotiation with creditors for financial resilience

• Helpful tools and resources by Venturize, National CAPACD and more

Partner host organizations: National CAPACD, Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, Leaders Forum, Entrepinayship, Asian American Executive Network, Asian Business Association

Contact: Geri Aglipay at or 312-487-1899.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Small Business Majority

    Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to ensure America's entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy.

  • Guest speaker
    Geri Aglipay Senior Outreach Manager, Midwest and Ntl. Mgr Women's Entrepreneurship @ Small Business Majority

    Geraldine "Geri" Sanchez Aglipay is the Senior Manager, Midwest Outreach Manager who leads policy, education, workforce, and ecosystem infrastructure and is National Manager of Women’s Entrepreneurship programs.

  • Guest speaker
    Tammy Duckworth Senator @ United States Congress

    Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Illinois Senator who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Tammy Duckworth is a veteran and is member of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

  • Guest speaker
    Becky Cheng Representative, 27th Congressional District @ United States Congress

    Congresswoman Chu serves on the House Small Business Commitee and is the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

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  • Guest speaker
    Joyce Pisnanont Director, Economic Empowerment @ National CAPACD

    Joyce oversees economic development that that supports microenterprise development and small business as an asset building and financial inclusion strategy and helped lead efforts on the National CAPACD report, Small Business, Big Dreams.

  • Guest speaker
    Veronica Lopez Senior Business Counselor, AFC, FFC @ PACE Business Development Center and Women's Business Center

    Veronica Lopez is a Sr. Business Counselor with Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE). She coaches entrepreneurs on a proactive approach to manage their personal and business finances.

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