Ethnic Business Coalition collaborates with other organizations to make a difference. Here's just one of those partnerships.

May 8, 2017
By Tammy Deets

When it comes to finding suitable space to start a new business or relocating an existing business, Shanti Breznau is the person to talk to. As a business development consultant for the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), she recruits new businesses and works to retain those in the District. Her job includes helping property owners, managers and brokers find quality businesses that are a good fit for their buildings and are complimentary to the existing business mix and culture of the district. Shanti assists prospective businesses and brokers with finding the right space and location and working through leasing, design, permitting and build-out. She also assists C–ID property owners and developers that are rehabilitating or developing buildings with retail space design, pricing and tenanting. 

In order to help small business to grow and succeed, Breznau started a small business workshop series in 2017. Topics range from employment standards, to taxation, to social media that are held in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and English. Several community organizations in Chinatown–International District including Ethnic Business Coalition and the Chinatown Business Improvement Association work together, bringing local banks and regional technology service organizations to provide the expertise. 

It is important that organizations work together to solve complex problems.

Watch below to see what Breznau has to say.