Virtual Event to Provide Education to Refugee Business Owners 

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Immigrants and refugees are 25% more likely to start businesses than other populations according to Harvard Business Review. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest, The International Rescue Commission, and Empower by GoDaddy, have united to host a one-day virtual event committed to supporting international entrepreneurs. The complementary summit, scheduled on May 29, 2020, will include sessions on social media, website curation, and e-commerce training from experts in the industry.

The International Entrepreneur Summit lectures will accelerate entrepreneurs who are learning to navigate promoting their virtual landscape. Many refugees do not have the resources and the capital to maintain their business. Even prior to the current crisis, many businesses were not privy to virtual offerings that can help their business stand out. The goal of this event is to provide the resources necessary to overcome these challenges.

Attendees will have the chance to win prizes or GoDaddy products. Registration is open, but spaces are limited, so sign up using the event registration link.

Additional questions regarding the event can be emailed to Luke Amargo, Entrepreneur Program Manager at BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest.

The International Entrepreneur Summit is the first of a three-part series that will also include educational tracks for Veterans and women business owners. Visit our website to sign up for future events.                        

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 358 million times by checking more than 232 million business profiles – all available to the public for free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest covers Greater Arizona and Southern California with key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma and Lake Havasu City. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it one of the largest BBB nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.

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