Last week I blogged about the Feb 27 deadline for physical damage to small businesses from the Hurricane.? There is a July deadline for economic damage to small business to apply for a low interest long term loan.? At the Seminar on March 8th Winning the Bid I will have Matt Young of the SBA to give a presentation on these loans.? Matt is really prepared and knows the ins and outs of this SBA Program?? The notice on the seminar will go out today but I blogged about it last week in a Save the Date Blog


The Mayor has issued an executive order waiving a variety of city fees related to construction in areas impacted by the Hurricane.? These are not standard building permit fees, but are a variety of fees charged by the Dept. of Buildings, Fire Dept., Transportation Dept. Dept. of Environmental Protection and a number of other City Departments.? To see if you are eligible, search Executive Order signed by Mayor Bloomberg? to Waive Fees.? You will be directed to a summary of the Executive Order.? If you have trouble with linking up to the fees, call 311.?? You can also contact Robert at the NY Women’s Chamber of? Commerce if you prefer.



On March 8, 2013 at Room 718 at 5030 Broadway in New York City, Robert Izzo? Director of M/WBE Services of the NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce will present a workshop on Winning the Bid.? Learn about bidding notice email lists, the Compete to Win program, how to write a bid response, and how to make sure you get paid if you win the Bid.??? From 10 am to 12 pm Robert will take you through all of these skills.??? Contact Lawrence Miles at 212 491 9640 to sign up or email Robert at with your name company name phone number and email????? See you there!? Minority and Women Owned Businesses take note, but all are welcome.

February 27 Last Day for Businesses to Apply for Disaster Loans

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!

Workshop on Becoming A Union Contractor

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

Make Taxes Work In Your Favor

?NYWCC Tax Workshop?

In Spanish
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
10:00 am ? 12:00 pm
Latino Microenterprise Institute
5030 Broadway, Suite 718
In English
Thursday, January 17, 2013
12 noon – 2:00pm
Operation Hope
2511 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Attend this workshop to learn about Federal, State and City filing requirements, techniques to minimize your tax bill, how business tax returns tie into personal tax filings, pre-tax health savings accounts, ?pre-tax spendable accounts, pre-tax retirement accounts and more.

Please RSVP – Space is limited