As White small business owners sell their businesses in inner cities i. SBA will consider any pertinent evidence but will give particular attention to evidence of discriminatory practices suffered in the areas of education, employment and the business world. The last model within the Structural Opportunities theory focuses on Economic Openings. While SBA will make every effort to assist a firm with its marketing efforts, the 8 a program is a self-marketing program and SBA cannot guarantee 8 a contract awards. One of the business development tools of the 8 a program is the award of Federal contracts. A newly certified firm is not eligible for 8 a contracts until it submits and receives SBA approval for its business plan.
Finally, they tend to have "Americanized" attitudes and norms of behavior that makes it easier for them to relate to their Asian and non-Asian customers and community.
Asian American Small Business Association collection of visual materials, [ca. 1991-2001]
Studies also show that there is a high turnover and failure rate for Asian immigrant businesses in the industries mentioned in the Economic Openings model. In my own research on this topic, I have found that, in the same way that analyzing self-employment using the all-encompassing category of "Asian American" distorts specific differences between Asian ethnic groups, analyzing self-employment as a single type of employment can also be misleading. Obviously we can't change what happened in the past. Another common complaint was the high prices these Korean stores charged largely due to the high rents the Korean owners had to pay. In fact, my preliminary research suggests that while self-employment among Asian American ethnic groups is slowly declining in general, self-employment in these professional industries is slowly on the rise. But the most graphic example of these tensions has to be the Los Angeles riots of The submitted plan must include the following data: