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Thank2020

Jan 13, 2021

How Would 2020 Prime us for Remarkable Successes in 2021?

We have a plan and a calendar of events for the new year, built on the foundation of a super active 2020 which, despite Covid-19, concluded with a very strong close in December. Our experiences and accomplishments these past 10 months further bolstered the foundation for our work in the future, especially helping small businesses recover from the health and economic disruptions of the pandemic.

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Dec 21, 2020

USPAACC 4th Annual Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers Forum

“How are CIOs/CTOs coping with the challenges of their evolving roles,”The role of the CTO and CIO has evolved to engage the entire business and organization, no longer working in silos.

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Blog

Dec 10, 2020

Is Starting a New Business a Good Idea in These Times?

As the cost of living continues to rise, more people are exploring new ways to start to reach financial independence — and it’s easy to understand why. A huge gap exists between the amount of money most professionals make and the amount they need to lead comfortable lives. And this makes it imperative for them to either work longer hours, work two jobs, or in some cases seek greater financial freedom through their own business ventures.

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Nov 08, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness: Now is the Time to Prepare

In early April, as many small businesses scrambled to keep their businesses open, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Treasury Department rolled out the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). If you are a PPP loan recipient, here are some key things to remember as you prepare to apply for loan forgiveness.

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Oct 11, 2020

We've Been Busy!

Hello all, we’ve been busy! September was filled with chamber events for USPAACC. We are not resting on our laurels. We strive and continue to be active in our community and last month was an example of how packed it could be even during the sleepy, dog days of summer.

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USPAACC EBRG

Sep 08, 2020

USPAACC Employee Business Resource Group Leadership Caucus (EBRG)

big thanks to Punita, Dr. Fisher and Kandace for their inspiration and useful tips...

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Sep 01, 2020

Senators Working to Help Small Businesses

The bill sponsored by Senators Bill Cramer (R-N.D.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz) would expedite the forgiveness process for those businesses that received funds from the Small Business Administration PPP.

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Diversity

Aug 12, 2020

Milken Institute - Coming Together

It was good to sit at this table with both Ron and Ramiro. Not only was I present to share my insights of our Pan Asian American business community, but I learned quite a bit as well from my friends.

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Jul 23, 2020

Innovations Meet the Market: Elnaz Sarraf of ROYBI

Serial entrepreneur Elnaz Sarraf is the founder and CEO of ROYBI, an edtech company that offers interactive, personalized language and STEM learning experiences for children. Elnaz was one of the 2019 What’s Your Pitch competition winners. She shares her company’s story, as well as advice for future contestants.

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Jul 22, 2020

Streamlined Loan Forgiveness

More good news for our small and diverse business members.

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Jul 12, 2020

More Funds for Minority Businesses

In unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances like the one we are in today, USPAACC is also here to provide good news such as this, the Open For Business Fund, and offer the resources and support to regroup and regain a foothold in business.

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Jun 19, 2020

Innovations Meet the Market: Zachary Witman of GrowSquares

Zachary Witman founded Brooklyn-based GrowSquares to take the guesswork out of gardening. Zachary was the grand prize winner of USPAACC’s 2019 What’s Your Pitch: Innovations Meet the Market competition held in Houston, TX last June. We recently checked in with him to hear how the company has grown over the past year and what advice he has for future contestants.

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