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Resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs (AANHPI)

Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) own one in 10 American businesses. Highly reliant on self and community, their work ethic produces the highest average small business receipts of any ethnic group.

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Den Bisema of AnnaCalisa
SCORE is dedicated to helping AANHPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.

Despite these achievements, AANHPI entrepreneurs face racial discrimination and harassment that challenges their success and interferes with hiring employees, attracting customers, and accessing financing. AANHPI women business owners are particularly affected.

"With the guidance and resources provided by SCORE, particularly from my mentor Michael Thompson, I was able to expand my business avenues, develop effective strategies, and strengthen my networking with other small businesses and independent crafters." -Den Bisema

Read about Den's Success
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Hear from our Mentors!

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Carlton S. Chen

"Volunteering at SCORE was my way of paying it forward. But I was pleasantly surprised. As a SCORE Mentor and Subject Matter Expert, I've learned so much from my fellow volunteers, its business clientele, and the wealth of resources offered. Simply said, SCORE's business model really works. If you can be a SCORE volunteer or client, don't miss out. Either way, you'll learn a lot!!"

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Mary M. Tan

"There is nothing as gratifying as seeing a client's eyes light up when they suddenly get it. It could be a solution to a vexing problem, or insight into an opportunity they hadn't seen before. Mentoring allows me to leverage everything I have learned and to make a tangible difference to our clients in their entrepreneurial journeys."


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Uyen P. Tran

"As an Asian female entrepreneur, I know that I wouldn't be where I am today without the support and guidance of my amazing mentors. Having someone shed light on the challenges of starting your own business and doing it the right way has enabled me to pursue my dreams and do what I love. I want to be able to do that for someone else who is facing some challenges due to the cards life has dealt them."

AANHPI Entrepreneurs Who Turned to SCORE as a Partner in Their Success

With SCORE by your side, you don't have to go it alone. SCORE has helped countless AANHPI entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. See how SCORE has helped some of the small business owners start and grow their small businesses. Yours could be the next success story!

Khailing Neoh, owner of Sum Bar
Sum Bar
Sum Bar: Authentic Chinese Dim Sum & Cocktails - A First-Generation Success Story with SCORE's Support
Sunitta Hedaoo, owner of Kora Journeys
Kora Journeys
Discover bespoke luxury travel with Kora Journeys. Tailored journeys to exotic destinations. How SCORE Houston empowered our journey.
Fanni Xie, owner of Uni Uni Bubble Tea
Uni Uni Bubble Tea
Uni Uni Bubble Tea in Appleton, WI: Sip on diverse bubble teas & smoothies. A place celebrating Asian culture with SCORE mentorship.
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Bink Rabbit Goods - A jump start with help from SCORE
Bink Rabbit Goods, led by Jeni Nguyen in Portland, transformed a passion for pet rabbits into a unique, eco-friendly furniture brand with SCORE's mentorship.
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Go Gaga with Chaga
Discover the power of Chaga! The Chaga Company brings you superfood-infused treats and drinks with 35x higher antioxidants than acai. Experience the Chaga difference today.
Pretty Poket Owner
Pretty Pokets
Discover Pretty Pokets: Where Functionality Meets Fashion for Busy Moms. Founded by Electrical Engineer Madhu, Offering Stylish Utility Bags. SCORE Mentors Fueling Success!
Resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs

Check out resources created especially for AANHPI business owners.

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8 Resources To Help AAPI Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

From joining the Asian Professional Exchange to finding a mentor, there are several resources to help AAPI small businesses.

How to Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

Getting your business officially certified as minority-owned can open important contract opportunities.

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Expert Insights for AANHPI Small Business Owners
In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month we are joined by three speakers who will be sharing tips, strategies, and information that can help grow your business.
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11 Ways to be an Ally for Asian Professionals and Business Owners
From breaking down the AAPI monolith to empowering Asian leaders, there are many ways to be an ally for Asian business owners.
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How to Overcome the Unique Challenges Facing AANHPI Business Owners
Join this webinar In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month and learn how you can embrace your culture while staying competitive in your business.
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13 AANHPI Resources for Entrepreneurs

Asian-owned businesses are big contributors to the U.S. economy. They make up the largest share of minority-owned employer businesses in the U.S., employing 5.2 million people and generating $841 billion in revenue per year—those are inspiring statistics.

Entrepreneurship can be a great opportunity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs, sometimes referred to as AAPIs). Entrepreneurship also has its challenges. In The State of AAPI Small Business Owners report by Hello Alice, 33 percent of the Asian small business owners surveyed said their number one

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9 AANHPI Business Owners Share Their Secrets To Success
From adopting solid business practices to working with a goal-oriented mindset, there are several success secrets shared by AANHPI business owners.
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12 Professional Networks for AANHPI Professionals or Entrepreneurs
From the National ACE to Asian Wander Women, there are several AANHPI professional networks for entrepreneurs to join.
Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download our easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management templates to help you plan for a new business or grow your existing business.

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