Mosaic

WELCOME TO THE
CALIFORNIA MOSAIC
SMALL BUSINESS CENTER

An initiative by the International Rescue Committee, California Mosaic aims to connect diverse small business owners across the Golden State to linguistically and culturally accessible business technical assistance, training, and support. Funded in part through a Grant with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate.

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Meet our Business Counselors

  • Karina

    Small Business Counselor

    Karina is a humanitarian who takes pride in her Salvadoran and Guatemalan roots, which have profoundly shaped her professional journey supporting BIPOC communities. With over six years of experience in various roles within the social impact sector, she has worked on initiatives related to economic inclusion, gender equity, and food justice. Proximity to the entertainment industry has enriched her understanding of leveraging brand partnerships for social change. Holding an MS in Social Entrepreneurship from the USC Marshall School of Business, she is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs to achieve sustainable growth with a holistic approach that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.

    Email: Karina.Gonzalez@rescue.org

    WhatsApp: 818-792-0135

  • Alfred

    Small Business Counselor

    Alfred Pacheco is a small business counselor with extensive experience across diverse industries. He has a profound passion for the creative and analytical facets of launching and growing businesses. Alfred leverages his expertise and exceptional problem-solving skills to empower others to achieve success.

    Email: alfred.pacheco@rescue.org

    WhatsApp: 747-310-8448

  • Carlos

    Small Business Counselor

    Hello, I'm Carlos Quintanilla, and I'm fluent in both Spanish and English. As a dedicated professional, I specialize in empowering small business owners. Leveraging my experience, I am committed to providing the highest level of thoughtful advice by actively listening to my clients' needs. Beyond financial guidance, my dedication extends to fostering vibrant communities through the positive impact of accessible capital.

    Email: Carlos.Quintanilla@rescue.org

    WhatsApp: 510-551-9091

  • Maha

    Small Business Counselor

    Hello, my name is Maha Salem, and I work as a small business counselor at IRC. I speak Arabic. I enjoy helping and interacting with people. The greatest joy is providing accurate information and guidance which can lead to positive progress and more effective outcomes for my clients.

    Email: maha.salem@rescue.org

    WhatsApp: 916-938-3628

  • Business Counselling

    Get connected to your own personalized business counseling sessions. Through these one-on-one sessions, a business counselor will assist you in accessing of resources, including business planning, marketing, business operations, financial management, and business and credit-building loan referrals. Sessions can be held over the phone or through video calls, whatever works best for you.

  • Friba

    Small Business Counselor

    I speak Dari/Farsi, and I have been helping clients with business development, marketing, counseling, small business loans, and other assistance as needed.

    Email: friba.adeel@rescue.org

    WhatsApp: 347-514-1605