Panel Focused on Helping Small Business Entrepreneurs Access Capital – NBC 7 San Diego


We all know that small businesses are the backbone of any community, but for many owners, access to capital is hard to come by. On Tuesday, local experts and several small business owners hosted a free panel to help businesses reach their full potential.

NBC 7 reporter Melissa Adan was on hand to host the event at the Del Coronado Hotel. Panelists included: Marcella DiMichieli, President, San Diego Bike & Kayak Tours, Inc.Jason Paguio, President and CEO, Asian Business Association, San DiegoNadia Zamora, Owner, Pink Pink CoffeeReginald Jones, President and CEO, Jacobs Family Foundation and Center Jacobs in the neighborhood Innovation, and Devon Barrack, Head of Small Business, Union Bank.

The panel also focused on minority-owned businesses and empowered them with the tools and resources to thrive.

“Every interaction has meaning for someone and you can have a real impact,” said Todd Hollander Head of Business and Small Banking.

Hollander explained how minority businesses form at a much faster rate than the majority. Like, two-thirds of all jobs created come from small businesses, making them more important than ever, especially after the pandemic.


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