The Mission of the Haitian American Business Expo, Inc.(“HAB Expo”) is to promote and assist Haitian American businesses by creating a platform where they can showcase their services to the communities in Massachusetts. The Haitian American Business Expo will work closely with profit and non-profit local businesses as well as the local and State Government. The Haitian American Business Expo shall serve as a business resource, a business directory database for the Haitian community in Massachusetts. The HAB Expo will educate, inform and encourage residents to pledge to shop, dine and spend their money on local Haitian American Businesses.
The Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. IRC Section 501(c)(6) is reserved for business leagues, chambers of commerce, boards of trade, or other similar organizations.
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Program and Activities
Online Business Directory:
The HAB Expo’s business directory website and mobile app will enable Haitian American businesses to showcase their services to Massachusetts residents free of charge.
This unprecedented exposure will afford Haitian small businesses a path to exponential growth and an avenue to make positive contributions to the community’s economic health. Moreover, it will serve as a catalyst that will jolt business owners to organize around joint collaborations for reaching more customers and attract outside investments.
Haitian American Annual Business Expo and Job Fair:
The HAB Expo will organize an annual business expo event to provide a platform for local businesses to showcase their services live to the public. This event will also provides great educational workshops to potential and existing businesses. These workshops will cover topics such as business start up, marketing, labor laws, business taxes, building a website, customer service and more.
This event will be free and open to the general public. The Business Expo will provide excellent networking opportunities, and it will be a great way to meet potential clients.
Technical Assistance for Local Haitian Micro enterprises:
The HAB Expo has been provided technical assistance to local Haitian businesses.
Preparation and Review
Business owners often need individual help to prepare or work out specific aspects of their business plans.
We have been helping local Haitian business owners prepare loan applications (for their own or other finance products).
We have been helping local Haitian entrepreneurs or business owners enhance their technology capabilities including internet access, website, and business software or data.
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