In July 2022, Pars Equality Center (Pars) Los Angeles launched the Small Business Counseling and Entrepreneurship Training Program – a FREE 8-week program giving entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed. After completing the training program, participants will be eligible to apply for a grant to help them pay for their business expenses. Participants will also get access to an in-house business coach for one year. Since the beginning of the program, 60 people have graduated and more than $80,000 in grants have been distributed to the graduates.
By joining the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Collaborative (API SBC), Pars is now expanding this entrepreneurship program to serve a larger number of aspiring entrepreneurs with enhanced services. Our API SBC collaboration will increase the number of workshops designed to help participants acquire new skills. Moreover, participants will benefit from professional consultations to gain in-depth program support.