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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2016, 01:48:38 AM »
I have a business and I'm Hmong. My customers aren't though and I have no issue with that. A portion of it is international and I've done business in Canada, Russia, and a few other European nations.

Why the obsession over doing business with only Hmong or only with people who look like you? I find that to be very limiting both in personal growth and also pertaining to revenue since the population overall is quite small.

Let the product or service speak for itself, regardless of race. When something is damn good, people will buy it again and again. It's nothing personal; it's just business.

You all can't even get along on PH. Get outta here about doing business together! lol =)

Lol, pebhmong is not a business forum. Just a way to connect and make interesting conversation about random stuff with other Hmong people.

And while I agree with you 'out', I think the important question is "why are the Hmong as a whole limited in our success compared to the other Asian groups?"

We as a whole are rising up very slowly... slowly. Sometimes I want a pedicure from a Hmong shop but no one wants to touch my toes. So I go to the Vietnamese one :).

Joking aside, you are one of the few successful ones and I commend you for that. I believe that when you have success and can teach others to be successful then life is more fulfilling and you're also making the world wealthier. But that's just me. No one needs to share what they did or how they did it to anyone unless they want to.

Hmong people like to think if they've got something good, they want to keep it to themselves. But the truth is, it's nothing amazing really. Anyone can do it with the right kind of mindset and training.

Also I don't think it's about just marketing to Hmong people. We all know that all customers (regardless of race, gender, creed) equals $$$.

IMHO the majority of Hmong are just slow to get on board. More and more people will be business saavy in the future. I've seen a lot of Hmong businesses come and go. Most aren't good at growing themselves or analyzing the market. I've seen families get swallowed up by false promises. Really sad.

It's kind of neat to analyze it though. Maybe I should open up a consulting firm. Keke.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2016, 02:13:18 AM »
Lol, pebhmong is not a business forum. Just a way to connect and make interesting conversation about random stuff with other Hmong people.

And while I agree with you 'out', I think the important question is "why are the Hmong as a whole limited in our success compared to the other Asian groups?"

We as a whole are rising up very slowly... slowly. Sometimes I want a pedicure from a Hmong shop but no one wants to touch my toes. So I go to the Vietnamese one :).

Joking aside, you are one of the few successful ones and I commend you for that. I believe that when you have success and can teach others to be successful then life is more fulfilling and you're also making the world wealthier. But that's just me. No one needs to share what they did or how they did it to anyone unless they want to.

Hmong people like to think if they've got something good, they want to keep it to themselves. But the truth is, it's nothing amazing really. Anyone can do it with the right kind of mindset and training.

Also I don't think it's about just marketing to Hmong people. We all know that all customers (regardless of race, gender, creed) equals $$$.

IMHO the majority of Hmong are just slow to get on board. More and more people will be business saavy in the future. I've seen a lot of Hmong businesses come and go. Most aren't good at growing themselves or analyzing the market. I've seen families get swallowed up by false promises. Really sad.

It's kind of neat to analyze it though. Maybe I should open up a consulting firm. Keke.

One problem I see alot of Hmong businesses face: Oversaturation .
Music Industry: They all tend to sound the same after awhile.
Movie Industry: Same storyline, Same actors, eventually it feels all the same. 
Stores: I've come across alot of Hmong convenience stores.




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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2016, 07:53:40 AM »
True. That and food/restaurants. Those seems to be the only thing going oh and I forgot to mention, night clubs.

Honestly, the reason for them doing those things are because they are the older generation and I think they lack education as to what they really want to do (how to expand) OR they think they can be successful by copying other businesses.

I think they are trying their best. These people put up their credit on the line. No need to hate on them. It would be nice to see more successful Hmong people. It would be nice to see Hmong helping Hmong too.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2016, 10:47:19 AM »
True. That and food/restaurants. Those seems to be the only thing going oh and I forgot to mention, night clubs.

Honestly, the reason for them doing those things are because they are the older generation and I think they lack education as to what they really want to do (how to expand) OR they think they can be successful by copying other businesses.

I think they are trying their best. These people put up their credit on the line. No need to hate on them. It would be nice to see more successful Hmong people. It would be nice to see Hmong helping Hmong too.
I only know of one hmong nightclub in sac and it's an Old folks one mostly comprised of people 40+, alot of divorcees and such.
Don't have to think harder, just a bit smarter.  What they could do is reinvent or tweak what's already been made and add a bit of a twist.
It's kind of like when I went to sac new year this year.  90% of the food vendors sold the same thing.  There was one that sold ribs which was different, and compared to the last time I went (2 years ago) there are more vendors selling meat balls. I hear there's some strict rules with what they can or can't sell, so that probably hinders a bit.  But being able to add even a little twist to make them stand out, really helps in separating them from the pack.
Some businesses began by using other people's models and tweaking it.  Hmong companies could do the same.

I don't think their aim is to be millionaires.  I want to say, their aim is to be able to have a steady business with income for their family.  If that's the case.  I think they are successful.  Commendable for their time and effort in doing so.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2016, 11:32:03 AM »
Man/Woman have idea
Man/Woman take life savings + borrow money from relatives
Man very motivated, work hard + long hours
Man start to become succesful
Man walk with nose high in air, so high that can't see normal people anymore
Man sees wife old, not liking very much
Man sees young girl(s), liking very much
Young girl(s) see $, liking man very much
Man cheat on wife
Man spends all $ from business on girl(s)
Wife angry
Wife sabotage business
Wife divorce, take house and kids
Man no more $
No $ no honey
No more girl(s)
No more wife, kids, house, business
Only thing left is alimony and child support
Man shoot wife, himself


The typical cycle of a hmong business owner.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2016, 06:36:22 AM »
That's so extra lol. Like watching a bad skit on youtube.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2016, 06:47:39 AM »
Man/Woman have idea
Man/Woman take life savings + borrow money from relatives
Man very motivated, work hard + long hours
Man start to become succesful
Man walk with nose high in air, so high that can't see normal people anymore
Man sees wife old, not liking very much
Man sees young girl(s), liking very much
Young girl(s) see $, liking man very much
Man cheat on wife
Man spends all $ from business on girl(s)
Wife angry
Wife sabotage business
Wife divorce, take house and kids
Man no more $
No $ no honey
No more girl(s)
No more wife, kids, house, business
Only thing left is alimony and child support
Man shoot wife, himself


The typical cycle of a hmong business owner.

The reason is because we do not have accesw to working capital. And women are jealous creatures.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2016, 12:00:45 AM »
I have a business and I'm Hmong. My customers aren't though and I have no issue with that. A portion of it is international and I've done business in Canada, Russia, and a few other European nations.

Why the obsession over doing business with only Hmong or only with people who look like you? I find that to be very limiting both in personal growth and also pertaining to revenue since the population overall is quite small.

Let the product or service speak for itself, regardless of race. When something is damn good, people will buy it again and again. It's nothing personal; it's just business.

You all can't even get along on PH. Get outta here about doing business together! lol =)

That's not the point of this thread. I am not talking about operating businesses with a largely Hmong consumer-base or limiting business transactions with other Hmong business owners. 



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2016, 11:22:44 PM »
Sorry to say but if most of you are here in the twin cities, you would have flocked over to Shuang Hur or Double Dragon or anyother market other than a Hmong business.lol We have engineers, but they can't even built their own chairs or let alone assemble the desk they'd just purchased. So keep on dreaming... Got a long way too go.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2016, 11:01:06 PM »
As education becomes more accessible to the mass, job opportunities will become more competitive.

Don't plan on getting hired, at least not right away or even for awhile.

It seems to me that many Hmong who go to college are hoping to get hired by somebody else. So what happens when a company makes a business decision to hire the Indian guy on an HB1 visa over you? You'll be one highly educated graduate with a huge student loan debt and no high-paying job to make ends meet.




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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 07:34:32 PM »
Hmong can grow business by partnering with other people who have wider connection.  Hmong within Hmong businesses have a very small market.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2018, 01:14:59 AM »
take it more seriously. earn your customer's business not beg for it. put in 100%. don't just do good enough, do more than enough. also smile more..if not that, at least say thank you please come again.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2018, 02:22:39 AM »
That's not the point of this thread. I am not talking about operating businesses with a largely Hmong consumer-base or limiting business transactions with other Hmong business owners.

What the fukc. Yes you are.

Okay I went off tangeant with the #lifestory. That's not the point.

But you ARE INDEED talking about operating business with largely Hmong base and limiting it to HMONG! Errthang about this thread reaks of Hmong.






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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2018, 09:47:51 PM »
What the fukc. Yes you are.

Okay I went off tangeant with the #lifestory. That's not the point.

But you ARE INDEED talking about operating business with largely Hmong base and limiting it to HMONG! Errthang about this thread reaks of Hmong.

No, the duck I am not. I am talking about group economics. I am not talking about how each Hmong individual can go make it in mainstream. Many of us are already doing that.



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Re: Share your ideas on how the Hmong can grow business together
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2018, 05:28:16 AM »
A lot of these posts only deal with an individual business.

I think one of the biggest problem is the lack of hmong businesses networking with each other.  And before anybody even says anything,  I'm not suggesting networking solely just with hmong people.  Example, if you own a taxi company and there's a hmong person who owns a mechanic shop and you know they are reliable,  give that person some business. Send your cars that needs to be fixed to that shop. This is what I think can help out the hmong business community. Circulate money back into the community.


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