Businesses and their communities have been hunkered down for months. As the state begins to slowly open up, how do initiatives like the CARES Act 2.0 impact our small businesses? What are the resources for relief and recovery for small businesses? And how are these efforts and initiatives supporting our underserved communities?



  • Chris Pilkerton, Executive Director of the White House Opportunity Now initiative, a government-wide program which supports economic empowerment for underserved communities
  • Ashley Bell, Entrepreneurship Policy Advisor for the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and the SBA Region IV Administrator
  • Gil Goldberg, District Director of the SBA’s Cleveland District Office 
  • Ja'Ron Smith, Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States for domestic policy