Readout of Roundtable on Capital Access for Small Businesses

Yesterday, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Isabel Guzmán, the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo, American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling, and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti were joined by US Senator John Hickenlooper (D -CO) and small business leaders, advocates, and mission lenders with particular expertise in reaching minority small businesses to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s small business agenda to expand capital access, including newly proposed rules from the SBA and historic investments by the Treasury Department in CDFIs. The group includes non-profit mission lender groups, Community Development Financial Institutions (CFIs), […]

This CEO wants small business owners to ditch the receipt shoebox

To Xero CEO Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, small business owners are among the biggest hustlers in the world — who also happens to be incredibly paranoid about anything going wrong. They have good reasons to be. The margins in a gas station, convenience store, or — in the case of Singh Cassidy’s parents — a medical practice aren’t always high. Recruitment is always a struggle. And when sales are down, many small business owners can’t turn to venture capital or a well-timed merger to bail them out of trouble. “They live and die by cash,” Singh Cassidy explains. As such, he […]

Small Business – The Greenville Advocate

BEIJING, May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — On the evening of May 23, the Chinese technology media outlet 36Kr announced the results of “China’s ChatGPT Dream Team & the next tens of billions of AIGC products”. With its cutting-edge exploration and forward-looking layout in the field of AIGC, Kunlun Tech was selected for the list of “the next tens of billions of AIGC products”. The emergence of ChatGPT, a phenomenon-level breakthrough product, opened the prelude to the vigorous development of the global large language model industry and the generative AI (AIGC) industry. The Chinese market is also full of competition. Many […]

Small Business – Picayune Items

Valeria Fernandes appointed Chief Digital & Information Officer Meudon (France), May 2, 2023 – Vallourec announced the appointment of Valeria Fernandes as Digital & Information Systems Director. She succeeds Naïla Giovanni and joins the Executive Committee. Philippe Guillemot, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Vallourec, said: “I am delighted welcome Valeria to the Group and the Executive Committee. Valeria has an extensive international career in IS/IT including a strong focus on Digital. Her passion for technologyher significant experience in leading change at the highest levels and her exposure to our main geographies will be a […]