WHAT WE DO
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
Our team of experts in financial management has developed unique methods to help BIPOC microbusinesses access capital that is pro-growth, friendly, and tailored to their needs.
We understand the trauma and devastation that loan sharks have caused to minority-owned businesses that have resulted in business closure, divorce, reputation damage, and increased poverty in our community. We are diligently working smart to close this ugly gap.
Programs: Procurement & Workforce Diversity (EDIB), Microbusiness Development Program, PRE Bootcamp
MICRO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
We believe that learning new things happens best in a conversational and experiential context, where you can explore and apply in real-time while gaining feedback from peers and instructors. Our training is paired with opportunities for hands-on technical assistance and follow-up coaching for accountability in how the training is applied. We see the development of microbusiness capacity, capabilities, resilience, and sustainability as a critical component of economic development in any region.
Paadio offers a tailored process for engaging layers of the community you want to reach, taking surveys, gathering relevant data, and reflecting meaningful knowledge. This program is a good fit for Cities, Counties, Economic Development Partnerships, Employers, Hiring Managers, and Procurement Teams.
COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT
We can gather multiple layers of data and work with institutional players to interpret data in meaningful ways while being inclusive of voices across diverse generations, ethnic groups, households, and languages. We are particularly interested in providing assessments that reflect the actual needs of community members so that systemic equity and prosperity can be realized, and racial justice is the norm.