In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, meet our recent AAPI-owned small business grantees of the Empower Digital Grant Program.
"This grant has helped in many ways. With updating the website and creating much needed content, SEO management and analytics; these are all areas I have not been able to focus on or did not know how to create/complete."

- Alicia Haddad, Owner
Alicia’s Spice Co. is a Certified Gluten Free, Kosher, KETO, Vegan Seasoning Blend Manufacturer founded in 2015. Products are free of dyes, anti-caking agents, artificial sweeteners, and artificial preservatives- made safely in a nut free, soy free, allergen friendly facility! Alicia’s is an accredited WBE, WBENC, and WOSB.
"This grant allowed me to hire the kind of talent I knew I needed and the result is so superior to anything I have been able to do in the past. This allows me to be competitive to other major brands and go from looking homemade to professional."

- Manjari Saha, Owner
Yogurt bites marinated in oils, herbs, and spices. Pariva waited several years until Empower Digital enabled them to develop their marketing strategy and outreach as well as brand strategy and design!
"I enjoyed working with my SBTA Sponsor who helped me find a digital service provider for my business needs. These funds will help bring in more clients [through the website]. I am so grateful to have this grant to help my business survive."

- Surinee Piwchuen, Owner
Lyla Beauty Bar, a business offering facials, laser hair removal, electrolysis, body toning, and fat reduction services in Acton, MA, was able to do a full website re-design!
Empower Digital is a program focused on assisting Massachusetts-based small businesses to develop their digital capabilities. The Empower Digital program will provide advisory support and funds to hire digital service providers or to purchase relevant equipment, hardware and software.
Approved uses include: Fees for qualified professional services, software, and more!
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