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Reaching More Business Owners Through Partnerships

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

One of the benefits of the Sac IEDC program is that we have offerings in multiple languages, to better assist our Sacramento small business community. This is made possible by partnering not only with our local PBIDs, but by also connecting with our Chambers of Commerce. Together, we’ve shared resources to better assist our local business owners.

In October, Stockton Boulevard Partnership hosted a select number of in-person webinar replays from the Sac IEDC series to be replayed for local small business owners. Originally presented in English, the webinars were translated live into Vietnamese by Mai Nguyen, a Community Partners Advocate of Little Saigon Sacramento. A live Q&A was held immediately following, as well as the opportunity to sign up for 1:1 consulting assistance.

The owners of Pho Sacto, who were in attendance and have been working with Mai and her team sent this message:

Pho Sacto is very thankful to be able to participate in the IEDC technical support program, especially thanking Ms. Mai Nguyen, who sincerely helped the small businesses, interpreting and translating the materials from English to Vietnamese language so that the Vietnamese business community can understand more about all the resources that are available, such as: help support in marketing, video seminars, SBDC program, help understanding your credit scoring workshop, helped to understand what is required when applying for a loan and how to present it to the lender and having access to capital. Besides helping the small businesses, her team also helped with delivery Pho and scarfs to the local seniors who are homebound due to the pandemic..., I am a small business owner who really need these types of programs so I can continue to learn and have resources to help my business as well as having support from Ms. Mai Nguyen's group, together we can join hands to contribute to California and to our country.

In appreciation,

Pho Sacto

Sac IEDC is proud to bring together so many amazing partner organizations whose passion lies in truly assisting the small business community by tailoring the program to fit the needs of their participants. By having these 15 organizations working together and sharing resources, we’re able to better assist the Sacramento small business community, stronger together than we would have been otherwise.

The program is running now through the end of December. Be sure to sign up to have access to webinar replays and 1:1 consulting services, all free for program participants. Sign up now at:

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