Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

We value the significant contributions of the Hispanic businesses in our community and proudly celebrate the Hispanic culture with all its richness, traditions, and diversity. As part of this celebration, Optimum Business invites you to watch our Small Talk for Small Businesses videos dedicated to Hispanic entrepreneurs.

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Watch our Small Talks video designed to provide you with exclusive financial tips and advice for your small business.

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Amanda Bossard

Anchor and Field Reporter, News12

Amanda Bossard joined News 12 The Bronx/Brooklyn in November 2015 as an anchor/reporter. Amanda grew up “across the river” in New Jersey, and is so excited to be covering the city she knows and loves.

Prior to joining News 12, Amanda worked for WAND-TV in Central Illinois as the station’s Champaign Bureau Chief and fill-in anchor. She also completed internships at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas, WMAQ-TV in Chicago, and CBS Local Media.

With a presentation by our panelists

Andrea Giraldo
ENTREPRENEUR AND BOARD MEMBER, NY Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Entrepreneur and certified business advisor, including business planning, loan packaging/financing, marketing, business development, innovation. Andrea's bilingual skillset and bicultural competencies qualifies her to assist many Spanish speaking clients.

Frank Fuentes
ENTREPRENEUR AND CHAIRMAN, US Hispanic Contractors Association

An entrepreneur and current chair of the US Hispanic Contractors Association, Frank's mission is to provide and support the advancement and economic growth of its members. USCHA is committed to developing programs and facilitating resources needed to assist contractors with reaching their full potential.

Lisbeth Rodriguez
REGIONAL PROJECT DIRECTOR, Small Business Transportation Resource Center

As a Regional Director, Lisbeth assists business owners in navigating the government contract process for the Department of Transportation. She has also worked as Certified Business Advisor with the LaGuardia Community College Small Business Development Center, focusing on the Hispanic business community.

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Create a successful social media strategy for your small business with this exclusive content, Small Talks for Small Businesses

Past Events

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July 28, 2021

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April 27, 2021

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January 26, 2021

  • Email Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses