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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

According to the SBA, “there are an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., making them the fastest-growing segment of U.S. small businesses.” In fact, the SBA states, “the number of Hispanic business owners has grown 34% in the last…

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UCEDC Client Spotlight: Hilda Mera

Hilda Mera, owner of S&A Auto Repair in Newark, New Jersey, was one of UCEDC’s Virtual Incubator Program (VIP) participants. Through the VIP, selected businesses with ownership from underserved populations received mentorship, training, and funds to help meet the challenges…

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UCEDC Client Spotlight: Shakira Johnson

Two weeks after Shakira Johnson resigned from her position as Public Information Officer for The City of Perth Amboy to stay home with her newborn son, she began receiving calls to see if she could work on various events and…

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UCEDC Completes First Session of the Virtual Incubator Program

UCEDC is excited to announce that we have completed the first session of our Virtual Incubator Program (VIP). Through this program, developed in collaboration with UCEDC’s Diversity Advisory Committee, selected businesses with ownership from underserved populations received mentorship, training, and…

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Check Out UCEDC’s Annual Highlights!

Welcome to our 2020 Annual Highlights! The client stories, impact statistics, and milestones illustrated in the 2020 Annual Highlights celebrate the work done over the last year to help keep our local economies alive and the innovative ways the small…

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Are You Ready for Tax Season? These Articles Can Help!

Needless to say, just about everything in 2020 was complicated for small business owners, so why should your taxes be any different. Whether you received a PPP loan, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), or you’ll be claiming an Employee…

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