On 08/29/2023Universal Processing in partnership with US Bank conducted a webinar titled “Capital Access and Diversity Incentives” which was attended by 7 participants.
The webinar commenced featuring a presentation by Pafoua Xiong, the Diversity Supplier Manager at USBANK with an introduction to the Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP). The webinar’s primary objective was to elucidate the advantages of diverse certifications provided by financial institutions and other organizations. These certifications can facilitate SBA-friendly financing, expand professional networks, and grant access to free educational courses.
Pafoua Xiong, an accomplished expert in the field, delivered a 35-minute presentation in English. Following Pafoua Xiong’s presentation, there was a 10-minute interactive Q&A session, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage directly with the presenter, seek clarifications, and share their experiences.
Exploring the realms of procurement, non-profit organizations, and external entities that support small businesses was an enriching experience for the attendees. They gained valuable insights into US Bank’s certification program, the myriad benefits of various certifications, and the diverse range of financing products tailored for minority-owned businesses.