Lindsay Cates

Lindsay Cates
Associate Manager, Communications and Strategy

Lindsay joined the communications and strategy team in 2020 having previously worked as a writer and editor at U.S. News and World Report. She’s a native of the Philadelphia suburbs and graduated from Washington and Lee University with a degree in Journalism in 2016.

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PPP Funds Reach Self-Employed, Small Businesses with Help of FinTech Lenders

The moment Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications were open for the self-employed and sole proprietor small businesses, Krystal Douglas, owner of Music City Sewing in Nashville, had her paperwork ready. Before the COVID-19 crisis, Douglas was dressing Grammy-winners and rock stars, but with live music events cancelled for the foreseeable future, her entire sewing business of creating custom stage costumes and backdrops had

As States Ease Restrictions, Business Owners Are Concerned About Demand and Liability

New data from the U.S. Chamber reveals that business owners are concerned about lack of demand and liability issues amid reopening.

Utah Small Business Owners Use Paycheck Protection Program Funding to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

The Paycheck Protection Program is helping some small businesses stay afloat, but more funding from Congress is needed now.

How Gig Economy Companies are Stepping Up to Help Americans Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders and national economic downturn, our nation’s gig economy companies have become a fundamentally essential part of many Americans’ daily lives – and an economic lifeline for many others. Not only are companies like Instacart, Postmates, and Uber delivering food and groceries to those in isolation, they’re also stepping up to donate meals and rides to workers on the frontlines and granting funds to those in need.

How 10 Small Businesses are Fighting Coronavirus in Creative Ways

U.S. small businesses are pivoting their operations to produce all types of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Former NASA Engineer Builds a STEM Business Set on Making an Impact

When Aisha Bowe started classes at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan she had planned to study international business, but a change of heart – inspired by her father’s decision to go back to school for electrical engineering – upended her trajectory. “He brought up this idea that maybe I could be an engineer, too,” says Bowe.

She buckled down, started succeeding in math classes, and began to imagine a future where she would pursue aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan and then work at NASA. And she did exactly that.