Smriti Zaneveld founded Houston-based Lazarus 3D to transform the way surgeons are trained. She was one of the winners of USPAACC’s 2019 What’s Your Pitch competition. We checked in with her to see how her company has grown and get her advice for future contestants.This year’s pitch competition will be held online. Applications are open until June 15th.Read More
USPAACC LiveTALK Library
May 20, 2020 - Doing Business with the Department of Treasury
Melissa Jenkins, Program Analyst, Outreach/In-reach, and WOSB Program Manager from the Department of Treasury joins up with USPAACC to help businesses understand how the Department of Treasury conducts business. In this LiveTALK, she will give advice for small businesses to work with the department and share a success story from one of the small businesses working with the Department of Treasury.
May 12, 2020 - Realistic and Responsible Plan to Reopen the Economy
USPAACC LiveTALK will host Dr. Lanhee J. Chen from Director of Domestic Policy Studies, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Policy Advisor and Policy Director to 2 U.S. Presidents & 2 Presidential Candidates. Susan Allen, USPAACC President and CEO and Dr. Chen will discuss the policymaking and economic needs to reopen our economy.
April 20, 2020 - How To Continue Business During COVID-19
Kimberly Watson, Assistant Vice President for Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at the University of Maryland College Park shares their current supply chain opportunities, how COVID-19 has impacted the University of Maryland and about the value that small businesses bring to the table.
April 13, 2020 - Optimism and Opportunities - Small Business Grants From Goldman Sachs and Facebook
Nicaela Chinnaswamy, Senior Associate from Goldman Sachs and Diana Doukas, Policy Manager Economic Impact for Facebook join USPAACC to talk about their small business grants program. Facebook is allocating over $40 million to help small businesses. Goldman Sachs is utilizing their 10,000 Small Businesses program to help small businesses.
April 7, 2020 - Strategies for Short Term Cash Flow
Tim Fulton, the President of Small Business Matters and Bill McDermott, the Profitability Coach of McDermott Financial Solutions give their insights on short term cash flow strategy. The video includes advice on effective management of cash during a crisis and what should be the short-term priority for cash.
April 6, 2020 - Uber COVID-19 Response: Opportunities for Small Businesses
Zoraida Rodriguez, Manager of Public Policy Federal Affairs for Uber, talks about the small business opportunities and what Uber is doing to help small businesses. The programs to help businesses include utilizing the Uber app and using the Uber Freights program, which is helping connect carriers with shippers during the time of crisis.
April 4, 2020 - Be Ready for Paycheck Protection Program
Ryan Silvestre, Sr. Business Consultant, from the New Jersey Small Business Development Center joins USPAACC once again to talk about the Paycheck Protection Program. The video covers how people could use the program to benefit their companies. In addition, Mr.Silverstre covers more details of the program including eligibility and the process of the program.
March 30, 2020 - SBA Disaster Loan
Ryan Silvestre, Sr. Business Consultant, from the New Jersey Small Business Development Center gives his insight on the SBA Disaster Loan program. The video goes over what are the qualifications and the steps people need to take to apply for the loan.