In the United States alone, there are almost one million businesses owned by South Asian women, and those businesses generate over $170 billion in revenue, annually. In the past 10 years alone, the number of South Asian-owned businesses has grown by almost 80 percent, with no sign of slowing down in the near future. However, launching a new business can sometimes seem like an uphill battle, especially if you don’t know where to look for support and information. To help South Asian women entrepreneurs, we have put together a list of important resources to help your businesses become and stay successful.
Development for Entrepreneurs
The business landscape has changed drastically over the past few years alone, and it continues to evolve. Unfortunately, finding training resources that are tailored to women entrepreneurs in the South Asian community can be challenging. Some of the best development and training resources for South Asian business owners include:
- AWIB: Asian Women in Business (AWIB) provides advice to help advance South Asian women entrepreneurs.
- South Asian Women’s Leadership Forum: This nonprofit organization is comprised of over 5,000 South Asian women, and offers everything from mentoring to leadership training, and even personal counseling.
- CAUSE: The Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a nonprofit community that offers a Women in Power Program, which connected women leaders in commerce and other professional fields.
Networking for South Asian Women Entrepreneurs
Networking is essential for any business, and sometimes you just need to know you have connections who can offer you support, guidance, and even leads. There are a number of networking organizations that South Asian women entrepreneurs can join, such as:
- AAWA: The Asian American Women’s Alliance (AAWA) was created to empower Asian American women entrepreneurs. AAWA offers development programs, educational resources, professional connections, and other opportunities.
- AAPA: The Asian American Professional Association connects entrepreneurs with executive and educational mentors dedicated to the success of Asian American business owners.
- NAPAWF: The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is committed to educating and helping South Asian women across all fields of expertise.
Financing for South Asian Women Entrepreneurs
At Nanaki Capital, we are committed to providing funding solutions for the betterment of women and minority business owners. We believe that entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and experiences should have the chance to become great successes, which is why we listen to our clients and to create financing solutions tailored to their needs. To learn more about our funding solutions or the work we do with nonprofits and volunteer organizations to uplift communities and the world as a whole, contact Nanaki Capital today.