SBA Offering Introductory Financial Education Program in Mandarin

SAN FRANCISCO – On September 21st, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Cathay Bank, the San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Small Business Commission are teaming up to host Money Smart for Small Business, a financial education program, in Mandarin. Money Smart for Small Business is a new instructor-led training curriculum developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and SBA. 

Who: Mandarin-speaking start-up business owners with less than 2 years’ track record, self-employed individuals and/or those who want to explore entrepreneurship.

What: Money Smart for Small Business – Building: Knowledge, Security & Confidence*

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM PST

Location: U.S. Small Business Administration, San Francisco District Office, 455 Market St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost: $10 (Payable to San Francisco SBDC, Includes: complete course materials and refreshments – breakfast and light lunch)

Registration & Questions:  Lawrence Liu at SBDC (415) 937-0246,

Seating is limited to first-come, first-served. Advance registration required.

*Classes will be conducted in Mandarin

Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the free business counseling offered by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center upon completion of the course.

Tuition: $10

The San Francisco SBA District Office covers Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. In Fiscal Year 2012, the District guaranteed over 1,500 small business loans valued at $807 million.  125 banks, credit unions and community lenders participated in this program. Annually, the San Francisco District Office cohosts over 1,000 training events for over 50,000 Bay Area small businesses or prospective businesses from SBA resource partners.


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