GOVERNOR CUOMO'S TEAM PRESENTS SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH INITIATIVE-
Hofstra University TODAY Thursday May 3rd at 6PM -830pm
Multipurpose Room in the Mack Student Center on North Campus
I wanted to reach out to you and encourage you to send out this valuable info to your team, local businesses, and chambers of commerce in your area. There is only one Nassau meeting, so don't miss out. This will be a great opportunity for technical support from experts in the departments of State, Labor, Taxation and Finance as well as Empire State Development, State Liquor Authority, and the Workers Compensation Board. The team will travel to every region of the state to meet with New Yorkers about the state's rules and programs intended to help small businesses. We are casting a wide net for this event, not just for existing small businesses but for potential businesses ( and especially minority or women owned businesses). This will be extremely helpful to folks and we want as many people as possible to benefit from this opportunity.
Please rsvp either to me via this email or to : smallbusinessRSVP-Nassau@exec.ny.gov
Marianela Jordan , M.P.A.
Office of the NYS Governor
Honorable Andrew Cuomo
303 W. Old Country Rd. 2nd Fl.
Hicksville NY, 11801
GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH INITIATIVE
Team of State Officials to Travel around the State to Conduct Workshops for Businesses
Small Businesses Learn About Starting and Sustaining Successful Businesses in the State
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a statewide initiative designed to help small business owners start and grow their businesses in the state. The team will consist of employees from at least six New York State agencies including the departments of State, Labor, Taxation and Finance as well as Empire State Development, State Liquor Authority, and the Workers Compensation Board. The team will travel to every region of the state to meet with New Yorkers about the state's rules and programs intended to help small businesses.
"This program is all about creating jobs because when small businesses do well, New York does well," said Governor Cuomo. "It so important for us to get out of the office and go into communities to see how we can help anyone who wants to start, grow or improve a business and that???s what this program will do."
The workshops held in each region will be conducted in conjunction with local chambers of commerce. Representatives from the agencies will provide opportunities for business owners to speak to them after the main presentation and will direct them to state programs and services. The program will begin with workshops in Utica and Schenectady and will continue throughout the spring and summer months.
Many business owners have contacted the state with questions about regulations, licenses and practices. Some of the topics the seminars will cover include: starting a business and adhering to regulatory timelines; how to obtain and file tax forms; first steps for hiring employees; and, how to become certified as an MWBE.
Information and materials designed to assist small businesses can be found at www.NYOpenforSmallBusiness.comhttp://www.NYOpenforSmallBusiness.com/.