Fundamentals of Business

Fundamentals of Business

Master the Art of Business Planning and Networking – Whether You’re Starting, Scaling, or Succeeding!

Presenter: Foua Choua Khang
Instructor: Foua Choua Khang
Registration Closes: 5/8/24 at 11:59pm
Program Dates: 3/7/24 – 5/11/24


Fundamentals of Business is a course with six objectives, with a core focus on building a business plan. The course will teach how to build the foundation of a good business proposal. Some objectives from the course will be creating and understanding indirect and direct budget line items, developing a root cause analysis of what the participant’s business will solve for, and the importance of networking. There will also be opportunities to network with folks from different industries.

We currently recruit up to 10 participants per cohort for three cohorts. The workshops will be delivered over three days, for 12 hours. Depending on the group, the content of the course will be delivered virtually or in person. In a weekend, the participant will be able to put their ideas and business onto paper to take the next steps in the year and get closer to making their business dream a reality. Applications will be considered in the order they are received.

benefits and expected outcomes

  • Create a mission and vision.
  • Understand budget, with a concentration on Indirect and Direct
  • Create a root cause analysis to understand their consumer better.
  • The opportunity to network with peers and the MN Hmong Chamber of Commerce

As part of the training, each participant will be receiving the following to aid in their online success:

  • 1:1 Consultations
  • Business Tools
  • Case Studies
  • Business Templates
  • Ancillary support for attending the training
  • One concrete SMART Goal on next steps of their business plan
  • and much, much more!

Who is the training session for?

This program is designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs interested in growing and establishing their businesses. The business owners and entrepreneurs who will benefit the most from this program are individuals with an idea or product and would like to expand or get moving on making it a reality.


To be eligible for the session, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as Southeast Asian or Southeast Asian descent
  • Resident of Minnesota
  • Become a member of The Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) if not already


All session participants will be expected to complete the following during or after the session is completed.

  • Attend at least one MHCC event
  • Participate in 1:1 Consultations with MHCC and trainer

PLEASE NOTE: DEED requires certain participant information, such as proof of residency, Social Security Number, Individual Goal Plan, and attendance records, for grant purposes. Rest assured that your data will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and used solely for the grant application process.

This beginner-friendly, “hands on” training session requires full participation from the participants. Each participant in this session must be available to attend the sessions. The training will be hosted within the 7-county Metro if in-person. The training sessions are scheduled for:

Cohort 1 will be virtual.

ThursdayMarch 76 pm to 8 pm
FridayMarch 86 pm to 8 pm
SaturdayMarch 99 am to 3pm

Cohort 2 will be in person.

ThursdayApril 116 pm to 8 pm
FridayApril 126 pm to 8 pm
SaturdayMarch 139 am to 3pm

Cohort 3 will be in person.

ThursdayMay 96 pm to 8 pm
FridayMay 106 pm to 8 pm
SaturdayMay 119 am to 3pm

For any additional questions about this course, please contact Foua Khang at 651-367-4122 or

(651) 265-2780
Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce
401 Robert St N #150, St Paul, MN, 55101