ALLIANCE FOR DOWNTOWN NEW YORK HOSTS LOWER MANHATTAN SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY EXPO
The Alliance for Downtown New York is bringing together Lower Manhattan’s business community by sponsoring a free educational and networking event for small business owners, entrepreneurs looking to start a small business and non-profit organizations. The Downtown Alliance’s Small Business Community Expo will take place on Wednesday, June 10th at Capital One Bank, 227 Broadway (at Chambers Street), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This small business expo will provide a forum for participants to connect to free resources and learn about subjects including starting and growing a small business, cutting expenses, employee training programs and workplace health and wellness. Participants will also be able to market themselves, find new business partners and make valuable contacts. A select number of small businesses will also be able to showcase their products and services through free exhibit space.
“Lower Manhattan’s growing and diversified economy consists of many up-and-coming companies, non-profits, service providers and entrepreneurs,” said Elizabeth H. Berger, President of the Downtown Alliance. “This business expo will be a lively evening of networking, resource sharing and essential business advice, as well as a great way for Lower Manhattan businesses to start working together during these challenging economic times, and I thank Capital One bank for providing the space and complimentary refreshments.”
Representatives from these organizations will be on hand to offer advice and services:
• Alliance for Downtown New York
• Capital One Bank
• SCORE – “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and a resource partner of the SBA, SCORE is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.
Lower Manhattan Business Expo
• NYC Business Solutions (Operated by Seedco) – Committed to helping businesses start, operate, and expand in New York City. Provides no-cost, customized services to help entrepreneurs and small business owners secure financing, receive free business education courses, save money on legal fees and develop effective business plans.
• NYC Business Solutions Training Funds Program – Provides New York City employers with up to $400,000 in employee training and development financing.
• St. Vincent’s Trauma & Wellness Center – Offers a number of outpatient mental health services for workers through their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including health and wellness seminars on topics at the workplace, stress management, and counseling.
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