Small Business


Entrepreneur Training Program          創業教室

June 8, 15, 21, 22

Joint us on this Entrepreneur Training Program to learn how to start a business!

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Small Business Program

Given the high degree of linguistic isolation among new and recent immigrants, especially when employment opportunities become challenging, individuals often look to starting a business for self-sufficiency. The CSC Small Business Assistance Program (Program) was established in 1999 as one of the collaborative partners of the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP), which is an SBA Women's Business Center, a federally funded agency. Other API SBP partners include: Korean Youth and Community Center, Little Tokyo Service Center, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, and Thai Community Development Center. Originally, the Program had a primary focus in mom-and-pop businesses in the Chinatown vicinity. By 2002, our client base greatly expanded into the San Gabriel Valley in which the majority of the Chinese-American population resides.

Food and Toy Basket 2018

Chinatown Service Center annual Food basket and Toy drive concluded on December 15, 2018! We had given away over 400 food baskets and 500 toys to low-income and individual in needs. We thank you all sponsors to make this happen! Community Economic Development- Assess Building and Financial Management representatives passed out Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) flyers to individuals to inform them upcoming free tax preparation period will be on February 1 to April 15, 2019. Free tax preparation is by appointment only, please contact us to schedule an appointment starting mid- January 2019.

Digital Marketing 2018

Businesses are catching up on their exposure on digital platform. Successful digital marketing campaign can bring positive impact on the brand, might generate sales and reach out to tech-savvy generations. Small Business Program invited digital marketing expert Andy Sohn from ANDIS to share his knowledge in our Digital Marketing Workshop in Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library on December 11 and 18, 2018. In two sessions, Sohn shared marketing tips and tricks on social media platforms, branding, utilize free website hosting service and choosing the right Search Engine Optimization (SEO) wordings. Attendees are very diverse and from different professional background, like seasoned business owners and young entrepreneurs. 

Cathay Bank IRS Training 2018 

Tax season is coming. Community Economic Development- Assess Building and Financial Management‘s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is partnering with LA Care and Cathay Bank to deliver free tax preparation service to the community. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representatives delivered training to 80 plus attendees on Saturday, December 8, 2018. In the six-hour training, attendees learned the newest tax reform and VITA scope of work. Attendees found the training informative and educational. They all look forward to attend the tour in Chinatown Service Center in downtown Los Angeles for site visit, where they will deliver the service. 

ETP 2018

Happy Holidays from the Small Business Program! We kicked off the first series of our Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP) in November 2018. Students who attended all three sessions learned How to Start a Business in 24 hours. We invited volunteer speakers like lawyer, accountant, marketing expert and successful business owners to share their knowledge on business formation, business tax, digital marketing. Seasoned business owners share their start-up experience and business ups and downs. In a special bounce field trip, we partnered with Kitchen United in Pasadena, students had chance to take part in guided tour in the share kitchen, learned about the site daily operations. Stay tunes on our upcoming ETP in May/ June 2019 and many more free workshops! 

Start Your Own Small Business Workshop

Small Business Program hosted its first event titled “Start Your Own Small Business” at the LAUSD's Parent, Community and Student Services Center. This workshop provided information on the benefits of starting the business. It reviewed the process of starting a business, including government regulations, permits and licenses and other business legal issues. Effective marketing strategies to promote goods/services and increase sales techniques are also taught.

The week of February 27th through March 4th is the Los Angeles America Saves Week. For the purpose of promoting saving strategies on paying off high-interest debt and saving for emergencies. Ms. Gloria Tang, Treasurer of CSC’s Board of Directors, and Vice President, Deposits Management of First “Republic Bank, brought her team to present the importance and tips of savings to the audiences.

The event was very well received. “Thank you so much for such wonderful presentations. The information that was provided to our parents was very valuable and based on the evaluations we know they truly appreciated the knowledge they gained,” Lorena Franco, Specialist of the Instruction Division from LAUSD commented.




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