APB & Associates Chosen for UBIZ Connect Initiative
Urban League Selects APB & Associates, Inc. for Inaugural Launching of UBIZ Connect
Cleveland, Ohio, January 20, 2012 — APB & Associates, Inc. is among the first five companies the Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) selected to be members of its UBIZ Connect initiative, launched January 20, 2012. UBIZ Connect is a signature initiative under the Urban League’s Entrepreneur Center which also houses the Cuyahoga Small Business Development. The goal is to develop programs that increase the success and profitability of small businesses by providing technical assistance, counseling, quality-based assessments, loan packaging guidance, and information on federal, state and local regulations and programs. UBIZ Connect is one of several programs and is focused on minority/female companies that are on the fast track to grow revenue and jobs in the area.
As one of the UBIZ Connect companies, APB will receive the following benefits, for example:
- Access to Northeast Ohio’s most respected business owners, executives, and managers
- Leadership development
- Information on vendor opportunities in Northeast Ohio
- Quality business relationship building, and more
APB & Associates, Inc., established in 2004, is a minority, veteran-owned management consulting firm that specializes in professional project management, business process improvement, database management, capacity building, and technical training across a variety of industries. APB continues to grow by developing a partnership with its clients, becoming their preferred provider of business solutions, employee development, and community engagement. We value open, sincere and honest communication making us a trusted advisor to several government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Our relationships are important to us, and we are dedicated to helping solve problems and identifying ways to help our clients grow, using the latest in technology, and our project management and process improvement capacity as a resource. We analyze our clients’ strengths and weaknesses which allows us to provide specific, strategic direction that complements their mission and vision, while increasing profits.
Andre Bryan, founder and President, says, “We were honored when we were approached to be part of the inaugural group of companies that are considered to be ready to move to the next level. The ULGC is widely known for helping start-up companies, and we are pleased to see that they are becoming more involved with established enterprises, offering to assist them in expanding opportunities and encouraging collaboration and self-improvement among the participants. We are very anxious to get started. We anticipate great things down the road as a result of our relationship with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.