Small Business and Housing Resource Fair


Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) with our partner organizations are excited for the upcoming Small Business and Housing Resources Fair being held Saturday, January 18 from 10am-3pm at Hamline University’s Anderson Center (774 Snelling Ave N, St Paul 55104).
The fair is free and open to everyone. Interpreters will be available in Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese and Karen.
Vendors from the following areas will be represented:
– Business Support Services
– First-time Homebuyer Programs
– Affordable Housing Programs
– Business Lenders
– Mortgage Lenders
– Renter advocacy & support
– Legal services
– Social services
Workshops will be held throughout the fair on the following topics:
– Important Issues to Consider Before Opening a Business | John Flory, Latino Economic Development Center.
– Financial Planning for Small Businesses  |  Sai Thao, Neighborhood Development Center
– Becoming a Homeowner  |  Choua Que Her, Hmong American Partnership – to be held twice, once in English & once in Hmong
– Almost Zen-Like Business Planning  |  Victor Lee
– Homeownership & Legal Problems   |  Diane Dube, William Mitchell College of Law
– Minnesota Housing Mortgage Loan Programs  |  Ed Luna, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
– Owning a Franchise  |  Debra Stafford & Tou F. Lee
– Business Law for Beginners, Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses  |  Joe Levitt, Davis Law Office
– How to Read, Rebuild & Use Credit Responsibly | Phia Vue, Eastside Financial Center – to be held twice, once in English & once in Hmong
– Your Rights as a Renter  |  Matt Eichenlaub, HOMELine
– A Short Intro to Marketing and Branding  |  Kia Kehrer
Fair partnering organizations include CAPI USA, Karen Organization of Minnesota, India Association of Minnesota, Vietnamese American Business Association, and Hmong American Partnership. The Small Business & Housing Resources Fair is sponsored by the Family Housing Fund.