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Compass CBS Foundation Announces New Leadership to Drive Community Empowerment Initiatives

Phoenix, AZ – July 14, 2023 –  The Compass CBS Foundation is thrilled to announce the appointment of Tanya Ospitale as the new Executive Director, effective August 1, 2023. With her proven leadership skills and extensive experience in entrepreneurship and education, Tanya is poised to guide the foundation’s mission of empowering individuals through innovative programs and […]

Do you need capital to scale and grow your business?

The A2C Program is for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs and last 10-weeks. PHOENIX, AZ –Latino-owned small businesses face obstacles in accessing the capital they need to grow their businesses. This is revealed by a recent report from the United States Federal Reserve: • Only 32% of Latino-owned businesses are fully approved for loans, lines of credit, and […]

New Program Offers No Interest Loans To Small Businesses

BBB announces financing hub in Northern Arizona (Prescott, AZ – February 3, 2022) Help has arrived for entrepreneurs in Northern Arizona to boost their businesses with access to affordable capital. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has partnered with Arizona Public Service (APS) to launch the Northern Arizona Kiva Hub, which provides zero […]

Latino Business Ownership: How to Close the Gap on Intergenerational Wealth Once and for All

By Edgar R. Olivo An important contributor to economic inequality in the United States is the wide and relentless racial and ethnic disparity found in small business ownership. According to the Small Business Administration’s report on Latino Business Ownership, blocked opportunities for minorities to start and grow businesses create losses in economic efficiency, especially through […]

Advocating for the Hispanic Business Community

And customizing solutions for English- and Spanish-speaking corporate teams by RaeAnne Marsh An award-winning bilingual business communication expert, Edgar Rafael Olivo founded Compass CBS in 2011 as a computer and business school to provide services on workforce initiatives. “This was at a time many people were trying to get back on their feet after the […]

How the DACA Program Impacts the U.S. Economy

By Edgar R. Olivo On June 18, 2020, the United States Supreme Court upheld a decision to extend the DACA program through which hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across the United States can live and work without the fear of deportation. Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has shielded many young […]

APS Launches Free Green Biz Program to Help Small Business Owners Save Money

Web-based sustainability training promotes energy efficiency, conservation, other ways to save March 31, 2021, PHOENIX – Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) today announced the launch of its Going Green & Going Smart Program, a free, virtual training portal that helps small business owners adopt sustainable business practices that save money, energy and attract environmentally minded […]

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