What Your Small Business Needs To Know About PPP

The Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with fewer than 20 employees or are self-employed; here is new information for you.

Please review these webinars recording, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Public-Private Strategies Institute, and other stakeholders, to hear about changes and recent policy announcements made by Biden-Harris Administration.


Asian-American + Pacific Islander, Native American + Tribal Small Business Owners; recorded March 4, 2021 Click here to view the recording

Black African-American Small Business Owners, recorded March 5, 2021 Click here to view the recording

Hispanic Small Business Owners, recorded March 5, 2021 Click here to view the recording

ICYMI General Small Business Owner Session Click here to view the recording

Women Small Business Owners Click here to view the recording

Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2020

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the countless contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society.  Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have consistently helped make our country strong and prosperous.  They contribute to our Nation beyond description.  Hispanic Americans embody the best of our American values, including commitment to faith, family, and country.  They serve in our military and protect us as members of law enforcement.  In fact, Hispanic Americans make up half of our Border Patrol agents.  The Hispanic-American community has left an indelible mark on our government, culture, and economy.

As part of our commitment to promoting the success of Hispanic Americans, my Administration will always promote educational opportunity for our Nation’s Hispanic-American communities.  Hispanic Americans benefit greatly from school choice programs, including the Nation’s largest school choice program in Florida, where more than one-third of the recipients are Hispanic-American students.  No American student should ever be trapped in a failing public school or a school that does not meet his individual needs.  Additionally, we have spurred the creation of more than 16 million education and training opportunities through our Pledge to the American Worker.

Minority-Owned Positivity Alkaline Water Partners with Big Investor

As we celebrate the end of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week 2020 and anticipate the inaugural Buy MBE Day on September 19, it is with much pride that we recognize our clients’ successes and the impact they are making in our communities.

Our client, StarWalker Industries, LLC, partnered with Raashaun Casey, better known as DJ Envy, music producer, and American DJ of the radio show, The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, to further promote the Positivity Alkaline Water brand.

For DJ Envy’s birthday on September 3rd, Gia Casey, DJ Envy’s wife of 19 years, gifted him with a stake in the minority-owned bottled water company, Positivity Alkaline Water LLC, a subsidiary of StarWalker Industries LLC, founded by Atlanta Business Attorney David M. Walker, Esq.

DJ Envy pictured with Positivity Water cases

“This partnership perfectly aligns with Positivity’s passion for promoting healthy lifestyles, and DJ Envy’s pursuit of wellness, not only for himself but for his devoted fans and followers across the nation,” stated David Walker.

The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) community is comprised of over 11 million small businesses nationwide and these businesses thrive in partnerships. These alliances give small MBE companies a chance to compete with big business. The Atlanta MBDA Centers encourage strategic partnerships and are proud to see the resulting success of assisting clients to build these partnerships over the years.

Positivity produces premium 9.5+ pH alkaline water with the mission of providing positivity to positive people. For the last two months and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Positivity has hosted a FREE Case Giveaway, where they offered members of the Atlanta community a free 15-pack case of its premium alkaline water. Frontline workers received two complimentary cases of Positivity for their valiant efforts in the battle to return to normalcy. To further encourage positivity in the community, Positivity Alkaline Water’s recycling initiative pays three dollars for each returned empty 15-pack case to reclaim and recycle the Positivity bottles.

To learn more about StarWalker Industries and the Positivity Alkaline Water brand, visit http://www.starwalkerindustries.com/.