Free Workshop on Starting a Business with Limited Capital

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Asian business team.San Francisco – Can you start a business with limited capital? This is a question that lingers in most minds among wage earners, unemployed and budding entrepreneurs.

“It is not a question of can you,” says business director Victor Hsi,“it is more on how do you start and run a business even with limited  capital.”

The Southeast Asian Community Center (SEACC), together with the Filipino Business Assistance program of the Bayanihan Community Center and the Filipino American Development Foundation (FADF), is offering a free workshop for entrepreneurs and business-oriented individuals on starting a business with limited capital.

The workshop is scheduled on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Asian Community Center at 875 O’Farrell Street, between Polk and Larkin, in San Francisco.

The workshop will cover basic information on how to start a business with limited funds or capital. It will also discuss on issues of starting a business for first-time entrepreneurs, start-up check list, business choices, financing options for business owners with limited funds, and maximizing business successes.

The main resource person is Mr. Victor Hsi, the business director of SEACC Mircoloan Program, who has more than 20 years of experience in advising small business owners in the bay ear on financing, marketing, operational, and start-up issues. He has provided financing to over 200 start-up and early businesses. Also invited to share their starting a business experience are current and past clients of SEACC.

For those who are thinking about starting a business or are in the early stage of their business, this is for them. The workshop is free but pre-registration is preferred. Light refreshment will be provided.

The workshop is sponsored by Southeast Asian Community Center, the Filipino American Development Foundation, the APIBIS, a city funded business assistance program which focuses on the specific language, cultural and technical needs of Asian Pacific Islander ethnic-owned small businesses. For more information and for those who are interested to attend please contact MC Canlas at 415-348-8042 or email at,  Tony Nguyen at 415-885-2743 or For more information on the Filipino Business Assistance Program, please visit

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