Former AEO Board Member Bill Bynum Featured in the University of North Carolina Alumni Review

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Alumni Review recently celebrated Bynum’s pioneering work as the Founder of Hope Credit Union and a key player in the economic development landscape in the South.

Source: Carolina Alumni Review

Gold Rush Launches Gold House Accelerator for Asian and Pacific Islander Founders and Executives

Gold Rush is Gold House’s semiannual accelerator‌ for the most‌ ‌promising‌ ‌Asian and Pacific Islander (API) led companies. Founded in 2019, Gold Rush was built for and by API founders to seed the next generation of successful API entrepreneurs and C-Suite leaders.

Source: GoldHouse

SBA to Host Virtual  Summit of Learning and Online Education Sessions for Small Businesses

The SBA has announced its 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit for September 13-15, 2021. This year’s events will spotlight the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. 

Source: Mychesco

SBA Ramps Up Ppp Loan Forgiveness As Big Banks Go Their Own Way

Last week, the government opened a new application portal in order to speed up decisions on whether outstanding loans will be forgiven. However, several lenders prefer using their own system out of caution, following some of the agency’s struggles throughout the pandemic with overloaded technology systems.

Source: Yahoo Finance

How Small Business Owners Can Get Started With AI

Today, AI-powered automation can give one-person companies the freedom to not only manage but also grow their businesses on a major scale. What’s more, they can often have all of this without spending their entire budget on software.

Source: Forbes