Katie has consulted entrepreneurs at the Orange County Small Business Development Center since 2000 focusing her efforts on the Vietnamese-American business community in the Little Saigon area in partnership with Wells Fargo, Nguoi Viet Daily News, and VNCR Radio. She has personally assisted over one thousand Vietnamese-American business owners and entrepreneurs. Her areas of expertise include business planning, financing, marketing and sales. She also provides comprehensive technical assistance with the permitting process, site selection, and lease negotiation.
Prior to joining Orange County SBDC, Katie served as an economic development program manager for the VNCOC. In this capacity, she was instrumental in launching the Small Business Services of VNCOC (Little Saigon Economic Development Program) providing technical assistance to small businesses throughout Little Saigon area. There she helped local business owners link with community resources designed to support their success.
Katie holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Biochemistry from California State University Fullerton.