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Construction & Trade

Empowering
Micro
Businesses.

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Micro Businesses
Have macro impact
on local economy.

Small Businesses
Represent 40%
of san antonio’s
$124 billion gdp
Small
Businesses
Represent
40% of san
antonio’s
$124 billion
gdp

That is
About
$50
Billion

That is
About
$50
Billion

0 %
of san antonio’s
businesses are
classified as
small businesses.
of san
antonio’s
businesses
are classified
as small
businesses.

Regular
Business

Small
Business

Regular
Business

Small
Business

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is a catalyst in creating
economic opportunity
for underserved micro
businesses removing
structural obstacles that
have inhibited their growth.

We currently serve
the following sectors:

Construction
& Trade

Food &
Beverage

Retail

Professional
Services

More To
Come...

Construction
& Trade

Food &
Beverage

Retail

Professional
Services

More To
Come...

0 %
OF SAN ANTONIO’S EMPLOYER FIRMS ARE FIRMS WITH LESS THAN 5 EMPLOYEES
OF SAN ANTONIO EMPLOYER FIRMS are firms with less than 5 employees
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offers micro businesses
access to the entire
ecosystem of agencies,
the private/public sector
and tools necessary to
ensure their success as
entrepreneurs.

Our goals are to:

Drive

collaborative
economic, community sector initiatives

Lead

the micro business segment’s digital transformation by leveraging digital technologies

Deploy

technical assistance programs specific to core industry sectors

Augment

the creation of jobs through the growth and sustainability of micro businesses to mitigate unemployment

Advocate

for San Antonio’s
micro business
community in
economic, fiscal and monetary policy

Scale

financial inclusion

Drive

collaborative
economic, community sector initiatives

Lead

the micro business segment’s digital transformation by leveraging digital technologies

Deploy

technical assistance programs specific to core industry sectors

Augment

the creation of jobs through the growth and sustainability of micro businesses to mitigate unemployment

Advocate

for San Antonio’s
micro business
community in
economic, fiscal and monetary policy

Scale

financial inclusion

Drive

collaborative
economic, community sector initiatives

Lead

the micro business segment’s digital transformation by leveraging digital technologies

Deploy

technical assistance programs specific to core industry sectors

Advocate

for San Antonio’s
micro business
community in
economic, fiscal and monetary policy

Augment

the creation of jobs through the growth and sustainability of micro businesses to mitigate unemployment

Scale

financial inclusion

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Projects

With Tangible
Impact On Local
Communities
With Tangible
Impact On Local
Communities

Federal Relief
Programs

Micro:SA's Outreach Program: Engaging Micro Businesses with the paycheck protection program

More than 90 percent of San Antonio’s 117,546 businesses are classified as small and over 98% of businesses in the USA have less than 20 employees. In San Antonio’s District 5, which has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, most employers are microbusinesses with 10 workers or fewer. With no large employer, the West Side’s economy runs on the entrepreneurial strength of a community of more than 5,000 small businesses, sole proprietors and independent contractors. Yet, only 5 percent of West Side microbusinesses received CARES Act business relief grants sponsored by the city of San Antonio and Bexar County, and less than 34 percent received federal relief funds through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Micro:SA as an authorized Small Business Administration (SBA) advisor/consultant in Federal Relief Funds, has assisted over 600 micro businesses operating as sole proprietors and independent contractors in the San Antonio and South Texas are with the PPP application process. The additional funding allocated to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for the reopening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for eligible first-time and second-time borrowers, provides economic relief to small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA will be accepting applications through May 31, 2021 and will continue to  process these applications for a month after that.

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Contractors
Support Community

Local community leaders align with California contractors, plumbers to come to SA to help west side residents with winter storm repairs.

Preparedness for Texas’ devastating winter storm as early as February 9, 2021  started with a 40-second mention of the impending frigid weather from ERCOT and energy conservation and safety tips from CPS Energy. Days later, the storm that dropped snow and ice in the Lone Star State nearly paralyzed the electric grid, causing power and water outages for millions of Texans and San Antonio over a period of days. Residents on San Antonio’s West Side received a helping hand from a group of contractors and plumbers from California following the winter storm. The contractors and plumbers, who are part of the San Diego area group Kingdom Builders, are providing their services free of charge to area residents affected by the Texas winter storm. The group secured an interim license with the State of Texas for the group and was present in San Antonio from Feb. 26 through March 1 to help residents to address their plumbing needs and repairs. The effort was coordinated by Micro:SA building a pipeline of plumbers as they could to address the immediate needs of the community.

Kingdom Builders’ Bernie Lopez and Koffie owner and master plumber David Chiddick supported the effort and expense for the crew making the trip to San Antonio this weekend. Not only did they bring a trailer full of supplies and plumbing materials to make the necessary repairs for residents, but they have also raised over $10,000 with a Go-Fund-Me Initiative for drywall and painting repairs that these homeowners will be required to undergo.

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Rehabilitating
Housing Stock

Rehabilitating existing Shotgun housing stock as a means to mitigate displacement, strengthen personal asset bases and preserve neighborhood character is a departure from traditional strategies to create affordable housing by incentivizing small contractors and lenders to work together to support below-market-rate units.

The successful execution of the Shotgun Houses Rehabilitation Project is critical for a “Proof of Concept” that these innovations are scalable and sustainable.

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60% of
workers
rely on a
paycheck
from a
small
business
60% of
workers
rely on a
paycheck
from a
small
business

It Means
430k
Employees

It Means
430k
Employees

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offers micro businesses
access to the entire
ecosystem of agencies,
the private/public sector
and tools necessary to
ensure their success as
entrepreneurs.

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DIANE
SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder

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Advisory Board

DIANE
SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE
SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder
DIANE SÁNCHEZ
co-founder

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