The Cambodian Association of America Micro-Business Start-up Poverty Alleviation Initiative Project is doing a 5-session workshop series to teach potential entrepreneurs how to bring their business idea to life.

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Frederick Sor
Micro-Business Start-up Grant Program
Poverty Alleviation Initiative Project
Phone: (323) 484-4360E-mail: [email protected]Cambodian Association of America
(Anaheim Office)
1003 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90813

Workshops & Trainings

The Cambodian Association of America will be conducting a 5-workshop series called the Micro-Business Start-Up Educational Workshops. Attendance is recommended for those looking to apply for the Micro-Business Start-up Grant Program.

DateTimeWorkshop Topics 
10/10/20232 PM PSTIntro to Micro-Business Start-up Grant ProgramInformation Session
10/24/20232 PM PSTKeys to Success: How do Entrepreneurs Think?Business Planning 101: Mission, Values & Goals
11/6/20232 PM PSTCompetitive Analysis: Develop your Market SenseDeveloping Products & Services
11/20/20232 PM PSTLogos: Marketing, Branding & ConceptsRisk Assessments
12/4/20232 PM PSTIntro to Money Management: Keeping Track of FinancesBusiness Tax Structures
12/18/20232 PM PSTAccess to Capital: Intro to Financing & LoansLicensing & Permits
1/8/20242 PM PSTKeys to Success: How do Entrepreneurs Think?Business Planning 101: Mission, Values & Goals
1/22/20242 PM PSTCompetitive Analysis: Develop your Market SenseDeveloping Products & Services
2/5/20242 PM PSTLogos: Marketing, Branding & ConceptsRisk Assessments
2/26/20242 PM PSTIntro to Money Management: Keeping Track of FinancesBusiness Tax Structures
3/11/20242 PM PSTAccess to Capital: Intro to Financing & LoansLicensing & Permits

Intro to Micro-Business Start-up Grant Program

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM PST
Location: Cambodian Association of America (Anaheim Office)
Address: 1003 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach CA 90813
Join our introductory workshop to kick-off the launch of our Micro-Business Start-up Grant Program. We will be presenting what the program is about, what topics we will be covering and how to apply for $3,500 in start-up funding for your micro-business.


Workshop Date(s):
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Monday, January 8, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PSTLocation: Cambodian Association of America (Anaheim Office)
Address: 1003 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach CA 90813
Keys to Success: How do Entrepreneurs Think?This workshop is an introduction to entrepreneurship that will include a panel with entrepreneurs to share how they think about their business, the economy and what their goals are.Business Plan 101: Mission, Values & GoalsWe will be educating & assisting participants with writing comprehensive business plans for their potential micro-business ideas. Bring a pen or pencil!


Workshop Date(s):
Monday, November 6, 2023
Monday, January 22, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PSTLocation: Cambodian Association of America (Anaheim Office)
Address: 1003 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach CA 90813
Competitive Analysis: Develop your Market SenseJoin us as we discuss the importance of knowing your competitors and doing market research. We will be educating & assisting participants with their competitive analysis through a process called "SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis".Developing Products & ServicesLet's dive deeper into your business idea to develop our income-generating products & services. We will be assisting participants in continuing to write out their business plan, market research and start-up cost calculations.


Workshop Date(s):
Monday, November 20, 2023
Monday, February 5, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PSTLocation: Cambodian Association of America (Anaheim Office)
Address: 1003 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach CA 90813
Logos: Marketing, Branding & ConceptsJoin us for the third workshop in our 5-workshop series as we explore the importance and impact of a business logo. We will assisting participants in generating social media marketing, brand concepts & a marketing strategy.Risk Assessments & CommitmentsThen we will refine our definition of risk and establish commitments before starting a business. We will assist participants in conducting a risk assessment for their potential small business ideas.


Workshop Date(s):
Monday, December 4, 2023
Monday, February 26, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PSTLocation: Cambodian Association of America (Anaheim Office)
Address: 1003 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach CA 90813
Intro to Money Management: Keeping Track of FinancesJoin us as we give an introduction on how to manage personal and business finances. We will assisting participants in setting financial goals, increasing their financial literacy & keeping track of their finances.Small Business Tax StructuresWe will then go over the various types of business tax structures such as Sole Proprietorship, Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs etc. We will assisting participants in discovering which tax structure to consider for their small business.


Date:
Monday, December 18, 2023
Monday, March 11, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PSTLocation: Cambodian Association of America (Anaheim Office)
Address: 1003 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach CA 90813
Legitimacy: Legal Entities, Licensing & PermitsJoin us for the final workshop of our 5-workshop series as we understand the process of building business legitimacy. We will educating participants on the licensing and permitting process in the City of Long Beach.Access to Capital: Introduction to Financing & LoansAfter we will invite a guest bank speaker to describe the loan process and the benefits of financing our business ideas. We will assist participants completing their start-up cost calculations, understanding their credit report & preparing for the Micro-Business Start-up Grant Application.

The Cambodian Assocation of America's Poverty Alleviation Initiative Project includes a Micro-Business Start-up Grant Program that will award 23 community members with $3,500 in start-up funds to build, run and sustain income-generating small businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend the workshops even if I am not applying for the Micro-Business Start-up Grant?

Yes, the workshops/trainings are open and free to the public.

How do I apply for the Micro-Business Start-up Grant?

When applications open in December 2023, applicants must complete an online application form, submit their business plan & start-up cost calculations.

Who is eligible for the Micro-Business Start-up Grant?

Applicants must be:

  • Cambodian or of Cambodian Descent

  • Must be a resident within SPA 7 or SPA 8

  • Low-Moderate Income Level

  • Participant in our Business Workshop series

What is SPA 7 & 8?

SPA stands for "Service Planning Area" which are regions within Los Angeles County. Eligible applicants much reside within these areas. Click the links below to verify whether you are within these boundaries.

Can I use the grant funds on an existing business?

No, grant funds may only be used to expense newly started micro-businesses.


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Our Micro-Business Start-up Grant Application will open in December 2023.Grant applications will be processed and awarded on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.*Applicants are required to attend the 5-workshop series to develop their entrepreneurial skills, network and prepare for the grant application process that will open in December 2023.

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