In the U.S. small businesses employ over 51% of the work force. Catherine Francis has committed her life to making businesses thrive in an ever-increasing volatile economy. Providing Lean consulting, resources & access to alternative funding sources, and to foreign monies. Ms. Francis helps businesses tap into diverse wealth pockets and opportunities.
As a notable speaker and presenter Ms. Francis launched a series of “hands on” conferences at local universities and colleges titled, “Bridge the Tech Gap” designed to help businesses, bridge the 21st century skills gap in social media and technology necessary to remain globally competitive.
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Lisa Hamilton is a Stakeholder Liaison in the Small Business/Self Employed Division. Her duties include working as a relationship manager for small business owners and the practitioner community. She has held various positions as an Appeals Officer for the Appeals Division, a Tax Compliance Officer for the Examination Division, and a Revenue Officer for the Collection Division. Lisa graduated Cal State Los Angeles where she studied Accounting and Economics. She has utilized her skills as a presenter to various organizations and extensive volunteer efforts at VITA sites in the San Gabriel Valley.