Minority-Owned Business and Government: Navigating to Survive and Thrive

by Golden Gate University
3 months ago

In the time of COVID-19, this panel discussion will guide small business owners on how to navigate available grants, loans, and resources.

COVID-19 has wreaked unprecedented havoc on all small businesses. The meltdown in marginalized minority-owned businesses has been especially devastating. Between February and April, 41 percent of Black businesses and 32 percent of Latino businesses closed as a result of the pandemic.

At this panel discussion, you will learn how to:

  • Leverage government partnerships, resources, and information
  • Find advisory/consultative resources available for small businesses
  • Find underutilized grants, loans, and general assistance for small businesses
  • Access capital resources
  • Make connections with decision makers
  • Understand the new ‘PPP’ due this fall

Please join our panelists:

  • The Honorable Fiona Ma, CPA, California State Treasurer
  • Julie Clowes, District Director, SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Chris Dombrowski, Acting Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go Biz)
  • John Kabateck, State Director, NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
  • Jeff Bellisario, Executive Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  • Angel Cardoz, Director, San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SFSBDC)
  • Robert Shoffner, Moderator, Program Director MBA and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program, Golden Gate University

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