The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Foundation (Cal Asian Foundation) a 501 c (3) nonprofit public benefit corporation. The Cal Asian Foundation was established to strengthen underserved, diverse communities through leadership, professional development and education, community economic and workforce development, along with cultural diplomacy programs that building capacity within the state’s next generation of Asian American Pacific Islander leaders’ ethnic-based grower associations, community-based service and faith-based organizations, business and civil society organization who reflect the diverse tapestry of California’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community.

Within the Global Initiatives Division, Cal Asian hosts and facilitates international exchanges that create long-lasting ties between the United States and other countries by providing Californians with access to international businesses, students, artists, dignitaries, scholars, and tourists while sharing the California Dream with international audiences.

2017 Global Strategy Report

Programs to Help Grow Your Business

Emerging Leaders Sacramento, US Small Business Administration

The Emerging Leaders program was created to expand SBA’s efforts to accelerate the delivery of its products and services in underserved markets across the country.

This FREE educational series provides executives with the organizational framework and resources to build sustainable businesses and support economic development within underserved communities.

Over the course of seven months, participants build capacity through the reinforcement of their business skills, development of their resource network, and increased motivation to build a sustainable business.

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Institute of International Commerce

CalAsian has formed a strategic partnership with the Institute of International Commerce (IIC) which will provide yet another dynamic way in which CalAsian can fulfill its mission to “retain, grow and empower the Asian American and Pacific Islander business communities throughout California.”  Exporting to Pacific Rim countries can be the key to success for AAPI businesses in the state and having the tools needed is the way to achieve this success. IIC provides one of the most important tools – providing knowledge of all facets of international trade.

IIC offers an online course in global business that teaches everything a person needs to know to become an international entrepreneur. The course which is entitled, “Importing and Exporting Made Easy” covers topics such as: fundamentals of exporting; understanding the global marketplace; market trends; trade shows; importing; buying and selling; financing; transporting (logistics); licensing and much more. Each topic is taught in an easy-to-understand format, and since it is an online course, it can be accessed any time – at the person’s convenience.  The information in the course is provided by Ralph Slotnick, CEO and Founder of IIC, who has had extensive experience in international trade for over four decades. The lessons taught are relevant in today’s connected global business world.

Reduce your company’s risk by reducing dependence on domestic business and taking advantage of exporting from California. Together, IIC and CalAsian will help AAPI businesses thrive!

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