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Business Express

Business Express is an annual business executive coaching program, specifically created to help small- and medium-sized Asian American and other minority businesses take their business to the next level of growth.

Inaugurated in 2011 by Wells Fargo, Business Express was created for companies with at least $1 million in annual sales and that have been in business for at least 3 years. In the two-day workshop, business owners get a clear perspective of their own business, the critical ingredients for efficient and effective operation, develop their own road map for growth and healthy bottom line and learn how to become a good leader their business needs to grow.

Next Business Express: ReadySetGrow 2015

July 13-14, 2015 | Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center Hotel
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Daily Agenda (PDF)


Business Express focuses on five major components of success


Planning Process, SWOT Analysis, Goal-setting, Mission Statement, Shared Vision, Core Values, Creating Strategy, Exit Strategy


Market Research, Developing a Marketing Plan, Pricing, Neuromarketing, Positioning, Branding, Social Media, Customer Service

People / HR

Talent Acquisition and Development, Developing Three-Year Organization Chart, Evaluating Performance


Designing the Business; Developing Operational Plan; Process Mapping; Execution


Financial Planning/Budgeting; Understanding Financial Statements; Cash Flow Management


  • Capital One logo
  • ConAgra Foods logo
  • Hilton Worldwide logo
  • Home Depot logo
  • PennMutual logo
  • UPS logo
  • Wells Fargo logo


I have found incredible value through the work sessions delivered in USPAACC’s "Ready Set Grow" program. I am grateful to AT&T and each of the sponsors that have found value in helping to develop small and diverse businesses. Thank you Susan, Tim and to each of my new friends born through the experience of attending this curse in Iselin, NJ.

Robford Hill, President, REACH Consulting Group

Thank you. It motivated me to review our company. Short & good program. Enjoyable 2 days. It was nice to meet all my new friends.

Vasanthi Ilangovan, President & CEO, Viva USA Inc.

The Ready Set Grow session was great. I highly recommend this session for small business leaders. This session reinforced and taught best practices for planning, marketing and leadership.

Steven Alters, Vice President, Staffing Solutions, Metasys Technologies
I just wanted to thank the entire team for the wonderful experience I received the past two days. The training was good but the participants and trainer made it excellent. I am very excited to make some new changes to our operation. I look forward to staying in touch with everyone and continuing to collaborate for new ideas.
Eric T. Nguyen, Vice President, I-TECH Personnel Services, Inc.
Fabulous, an eye-opening experience for me. So much I’ve known & will take back with me, from sales to management level. Thank you Tim, see you again soon.
Winnie Liu, Director of Logistics, Vizion Logistics, LLC
Informative, well planned, good topics covered, interactive.
Ann Ramakumaran, Ampcus, Inc.
Business Express is a great business development program that can help business owners take a look inside of their company to prepare for the next phase of growth.
Nanette Hunter, California
Enjoyed the multimedia clips that enhanced the topics discussed. I’m usually very bored and at times find the instructor knows less than expected, but this was very refreshing and informative.
Ken Choi, Maryland
A great event with lots of informative, educational, instruction and real-life experience sharing. Very helpful and highly recommended, thanks for the USPAACC staff to make this possible.
Li-Hung Lee, Ohio
Time well-spent! It was more than I expected. I learned more in these two days on marketing than I had in a previous 4-month program.
Phyllis Dixon, California
Business Express was a great way to take a step back and evaluate your business strategy. It was helpful to hear and share with peers what challenges they have and how they overcome them.
Ashish Kaushal, New York
Business Express enabled a re-evaluation of my business and business direction; it also provided thoughts on leadership, marketing and best business practices.
Annie Kwan, California
The instructor was phenomenal!
Jane Lee, Ohio
I love the opportunity to hear, learn and meet great business leaders across the Asian Business Community.
Michelle Hoang, Oklahoma
I’m a participant in another business program; what I learned in the last 2 days far exceeded what I learned in the last 5 months, which is a 9-month program.
Melissa Tong, California
It was very helpful to have a small group so that we could easily share own thoughts & questions with Tim.
Cheryl Tsang, California
As a burgeoning small business, this Business Express will propel my company into world-class effectiveness.
Catherine Tang, Washington
Was very informative & helpful. It addressed matters that small businesses face every day.
Kim Zastrow, California
It was wonderful having the opportunity to participate in your class. It was refreshing and enabled me to re-evaluate direction, and strategy for the future growth of my company.
Kim Silcott, Choson Resource, Kansas
Thank you for inviting Yash Solutions to the Business Express meeting. This will help us redefine our approach to taking our business to another level.