The Complete PPP Webinar


Minority Business Series presented by KeyBank


This webinar took place on February 17, 2021.  Absolutely all of the latest information for small business owners. We have assembled a panel of experts from accounting services, banking, small business owners, and the Indiana Small Business Development Center who will provide the most current and updated information on PPP. We will also cover the issue of financial readiness for this and other anticipated government programs.

Getting your financials information ready to participate in government programs 

  • PPP 1: Current status and PPP Loan forgiveness
  • PPP 2: A full update with information on eligibility and what is required to apply for the Second Draw PPP Loan.

PPP has created a need for small businesses to have their financials in order more than ever before. It is essential that our small business community be ready for current and future programs that will enable them to survive the pandemic and beyond.


Founder and president of Herd Strategies

Denise Herd is the founder and president of Herd Strategies, a full-service public relations firm, headquartered in downtown, Indianapolis. Outside of the business, Denise is a highly sought-after public speaker and workshop facilitator. She is passionate about developing businesses and is a certified facilitator of the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac New Venture and Walker’s Legacy Prospectus programs guiding startup entrepreneurs through all phases of business ownership. She currently serves on the board of directors of Local Initiatives Support Organization (LISC) the Allen University foundation and Summit Indianapolis, a feminist theatre in Indianapolis, and chair of the Indianapolis Chamber Women’s Business Advisory Council. She is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series, and an adjunct professor with the IUPUI Department of Journalism.


Market President, Central Indiana KeyBank

Juan Gonzalez serves as KeyBank’s Market President for Central Indiana as well as the Business Banking Sales Leader in the state of Indiana. With more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial industry, Juan is actively involved in the community as the external executive face of KeyBank. He partners closely with Key’s Corporate Responsibility Group to develop and implement a Community lending and investment strategy that will enable KeyBank to meet its corporate and social responsibilities.


Co-Founder & Managing Director,
Keep Financials

If it’s true that everyone has a superpower, Michelle’s is knowing and helping entrepreneurs. The energy, excitement, and challenges are what she loves, and working with others to make their dreams become a reality are the real buzz. The idea behind Keep financials, her joint venture with GBQ was to provide service to entrepreneurs and free them from the drudge of bookkeeping to spend their time creating, growing, and refining their ideas. One of her favorite mantra’s is “No one started a company so they could do their own bookkeeping.”Driven by her goal to help small businesses in any way she can, Michele works with her clients to build, grow, thrive, pivot, and particularly now, survive. She knows that local businesses create jobs and opportunities that drive the economy, and those jobs are what make our cities the place they are.


Business Advisor, Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

Jane Vanni-Noone has 30 years of experience in various areas of banking and finance including commercial real estate finance, commercial lending, mortgage-backed securities analysis, and credit risk management.  Jane worked 5 years at Huntington National Bank as a Senior Credit Risk Specialist, 5 years at Irwin Financial Corporation as a Credit Risk Evaluation Analyst, and 6 years at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis as a commercial loan analyst and as a mortgage-backed securities analyst.  For over 20 years, Jan worked as a part-time assistant at her husband’s appliance repair business helping with bookkeeping and accounting, as well as financial planning and management.

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See the event replay