Certified Public Accountants from Grassi & Co., one of Long Island’s largest accounting firms, recently donated their time to answer financial questions from hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits.

The firm’s Small Business Support initiative was held remotely Saturday since social-distancing mandates are still in effect due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has shut down much of the economy in the tri-state area and beyond.

“When the mission of your firm is driven by helping businesses succeed, not even a global pandemic can keep you from pursuing that goal,” said Louis C. Grassi, CEO and managing partner of the company. “Many of the people we spoke with on Saturday were trying to navigate emergency loans, workforce issues and cash flow challenges without any assistance, and these are decisions no business owner should have to face alone.”

Executives and employees from across the firm volunteered. Grassi advisors specializing in emergency loans, tax, business consulting, human resources, information technology, and marketing made themselves available in virtual meeting rooms, over the phone, and by email to answer questions and concerns from the business and nonprofit communities.

During the eight-hour period, Grassi advisors spoke with more than 350 small business owners and nonprofit leaders and provided them with one of the most needed donations during a crisis: professional advice and guidance.

Recognizing that small business owners do not have the same access to resources as their counterparts at larger organizations, Grassi has been making it a priority to support them since the outbreak of COVID-19.

The firm has offered a steady stream of complimentary content and webinars, as well as a 24-hour Crisis Response & Recovery hotline that connects business owners and individuals to skilled professionals who specialize in their specific area of concern.

For more information, visit grassicpas.com.

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