This Wednesday Feb. 27th? is the final day for Small Businesses to apply for physical damage to property low interest loans with the SBA? You can do it online and you can do it even if you have not yet settled with your insurance? It takes 15 minutes and you can add the documentation of loss later while you preserve your right to a loan up to 2 million dollars if you suffered loss from Hurricane Sandy?????? Contact me at the NY Women’s Chamber for more info
Look for opportunities to ask your customers about what they want from your business.?? Its natural for all of us to continue to do things in a certain way.??? But, every chance we get to ask a customer about anything they would like from us, is a marketing aid and cost free investment in our business.? You would be surprised at the positive reaction you will receive from your customers!
Small business owners should not wait until 2014 to worry about their obligations under the Affordable Care Act of 2010???? To avoid penalties, be inquiring now so you will be in compliance by the end of the year.
Just a reminder? The NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a workshop entitled “Becoming a Union Contractor” on Feb. 15th from 8;30 to 10:30 AM at 5030 Broadway, Suite 718 at The Inwood Center.??? Come and learn how to increase your business volume in the construction industry. RSVP for this workshop by calling Lawrence Miles at 212 491 9640
Friday, January 25, 2013
12 noon – 2:00pm
24 East 125th Street
How to determine the dollar value of your services. How to manage price negotiations with potential clients. How to sell your products and services online. PLEASE RSVP – Space is limited.
?NYWCC Tax Workshop?
Please RSVP – Space is limited
If you want to keep up with the latest social media tools or learn more about how to use the tools you have now, try Grovo. Below is a link to only one of many lessons available.
So you’re looking for alternative funding to expand your business and you’ve been thinking about crowdfunding? Hold that thought!
Excerpt from the Wall Street Journal:
The SEC is still hammering out its rules. The commission was given until January 2013 to set the rules, but is widely expected to miss that deadline. Agency Chairman Mary Schapiro will step down Friday, a move that is likely to delay the rule-making progress. An SEC spokesman declined to comment.
Finra, an independent regulator for all U.S. exchange markets and brokers, also was required under the JOBS Act to set its own equity crowdfunding rules. But unlike the SEC, it wasn’t given a deadline. In July, it sought public comment on a host of crowdfunding rules, including advertising, fraud and manipulation, and trading principles. Read more…
FEMA and NYC are seeking contractors
The current plan is to divide the distressed areas into 3-4 individual geographic areas. Program managers for each region will be selected by FEMA officials. Each individual program manager will then use the registration forms referenced below to identify specialty trade contractors to perform work in their respective area.?Unregistered contractors may not be contacted for this work.?Current FEMA requirements state that contractors interested in participating must register in the FEMA Disaster Response Registry.
INTERESTED CONTRACTORS SHOULD:
Separate links to material suppliers will be available to those contractors selected in an effort to ensure sufficient materials and suppliers are available.
BTEA will keep you informed as to whether the FEMA registration requirements are in effect.?The BTEA strongly recommends you register with FEMA unless otherwise notified.