Small Business and the COVID-19 Pandemic – Biz2Credit Hosts an Online Panel with Representative Antonio Delgado and Representative Byron Donalds on Thursday, January 20
NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biz2Credit will host an online panel with U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) covering “Small Business and COVID- 19 Pandemic” on Thursday, January 20 at 11 a.m.
The virtual forum, organized in conjunction with CPA.com, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), will examine “The Success of Government Programs”, “Future Government Action in Support of Small Business”, “Where is the Small Business Economy Headed”, and other topics.
The webinar will provide exclusive data from Biz2Credit’s Small Business Economic Health Indicator regarding the effects of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the direction of small business performance during and after COVID, including performance non-traditional lenders in the administration of the PPP.
“We will look at what has worked, what should continue and what can be improved when it comes to government support for small business lending,” said panel moderator Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit and one of the the country’s leading experts on small business financing. “We are honored to have the participation of Congressman Delgado and Congressman Donalds and look forward to discussing ways the SBA, Treasury and Congress can help strengthen access to capital for small businesses. companies.”
Rep. Delgado, from New York’s 19th congressional district, serves on House committees on small business, transportation and infrastructure, and agriculture. Serving his second term representing an upstate New York district, Rep. Delgado has already signed 18 bills under both Republican and Democratic administrations and he was recently named the most bipartisan Democratic member of Congress — and the 4th most bipartisan member overall.
“As a member of the House Small Business Committee, I have worked for the past two years to help develop and improve essential pandemic relief programs,” Rep. Delgado said. “While the first relief programs weren’t perfect, they helped particularly hard-hit industries and quickly squeezed money out. I look forward to discussing their improvements and how we can continue to support small businesses during this global health and economic crisis.
Representative Donalds, from Florida’s 19th congressional district, also serves on the small business committee. In addition, he is a member of the Budget Committee and the Economic Prosperity and Equity Committee, as well as the Oversight and Reform Committee.
“Any opportunity to engage with small business owners across the United States about the work being done here on Capitol Hill is exciting and essential,” Rep. Donalds said. “I look forward to talking with the public about ways the federal government can more effectively help and better serve our country’s small businesses.
Last year, Biz2Credit, the AICPA and CPA.com developed a free online PPP forgiveness tool to help Paycheck Protection Program borrowers complete the forgiveness application process. The tool incorporates the AICPA’s Pardon Calculator and offers payroll and utility company integrations to make it easier to complete a pardon application. Visit PPPForgivenessTool.com.
“The roundtable will discuss the success of PPP, including the vital role CPAs have played in helping small American businesses obtain financial assistance,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com. “The value for small businesses to work with a CPA to manage and oversee their finances is so high, especially in tough times.”
To view the event live, Click here to register and find more information. A recording of the discussion will be made available in the Biz2Credit COVID-19 Webcast Center after the session ends.
Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit has arranged over $7 billion in small business financing. The company extends its cutting-edge technology into customized digital platform solutions for banks and other financial institutions, investors and service providers. Visit www.biz2credit.com or Twitter @Biz2Credit, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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