Who is the Pasifika community? Pasifika people are indigenous to the Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian islands. But they live in the diaspora, such as the United States.
Many societal problems that the pasifika community faces require economic solutions. For that reason, there is a strong push for business development because of the potential for wealth and job creation. Surplus of money can help in paying for solutions in education, health, and civic engagement.
Here are some helpful Small Business Resources:
U.S. Small Business Administration: is a government agency that helps start and grow your business with free business counseling, finding a SBA lender for business loans, and much more. Visit their website to find the nearest SBA District Office.
Coconut Wireless United States facebook page: has 3000+ followers which means that it has a large reach. Business owners should contact the page, and ask if they can share announcements which helps promote events/products/services
Islander Elevation app: reinvests in our Islander People by connecting Pacific Islander businesses with each other, and providing job resources. This app is great for iPhone entrepreneurs who do a lot of business and communication on their phones. (The link leads to their Instagram page, but from there you can download the app.)
Pacific Business Podcast: is my own podcast in which I interview Pasifika business owners, and talk about their business experiences in the United States. Please subscribe to hear us talk story about interesting community topics.
If you know of additional resources, then please comment below and I will update this blog entry.