2017-05-12

2017-05-12 哈林社區發展中心 Harlem Community Development Corp

 
10am-12pm Harlem Community Development Corporation
M/W BE Certification Week

L: Curtis Archer, President of Harlem Community Development Corporation
R: Francisco Guzman, Program Director of Small Business Services
Thanks to Harlem Community Development Corporation for hosting this seminar
and the womderful attendees


Thanks to Carmen for her compliment and encouragement

Elizabeth


Thanks to Jose, NY Women's Chamber of Commerce, for inviting me to speak
The series of Federal, State and City Procurement are great for the businesses

The building is the landmark in Harlem

Chinese delegation participating in the US Dept of State International Women Leaders Project
visiting SBA to learn about the assistnace for women's owned business community
今天是我的休假日,但是這兩個活動必須幫忙
 


2017-05-11

2017-05-11 拉瓜地亞和埃及銀行代表團LaGuardia and Egyptian Delegation



The traffic cop performing his job beautifully


Thanks to Bahesya Harris for setting up the room for all the seminars

 

Thanks to Rosa for the collaboration for years

 
 
 
 


Lizberit, Business Advisor

Evelyn, Business Advisor

LaGuardia SBDC

Testing Line Camera




Meeting the Egyptian delegating at Financial Service Volunteer Corps

 





Shaimaa, the coordinator of the meeting

 

5th Ave and 53rd St.

 
 


2017-05-06

2017-05-04 國際商業匯談 International B2B Forum

Recruiting the Emerging Leaders CEO Training participants in March
After the both the Yonkers and SIBL classes started on April 4th
I spent most of the time coordinating the 3rd Int'l B2B Forum, other than the seminars every day 
After getting 41 exhibitors and 34 speakers, I started promoting the event
One e-blast from Bailey, one e-blast from Teresa and one from me
I had to cut off the registration on 4/24 when the # went up to 750
Submitting the list to GSA with 842 registered on May 3rd
 
Special thanks to Jen's full support and her leadership with the staff

Thanks to Marie's masterpiece with the 842 registered on the huge sign-in sheet

8am-9pm Exhibitors setting up

Pre-function Hall with 20+ exhibitors

 
 

 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Room 5 for foreign govenments

Room 6 with more exhibitors


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to the Moderators of the seminars

9:30am Encouraging people visiting exhibitors in Room 6 & 7


 

 
9:55am Thanks to John to be the MC

Beth arrived

10:00am John delivered the opening remarks

 
Beth delivered the welcome remarks


 



 
Toni delivered remarks on Exporting

10:30am Making a presentation on How SBA Can Help Business
in Room 1&2


 
Special thanks to Pavel Zaichenko for solving the laptop problem

Helping two reporters interview exhibitors


 
 

 
 

 
Amy Bolger

 
 

 
 
Special thanks to Kelly Chan for asssisting me with everything
including taking all of these photos

 
Teaching Tai-Chi moverments in Room 3 when Peter was opening the power Point file
Everyone appreciated the break time after sitting for 2 hours

The application of  Tai-Chi movement

 
Speaker: Kent

Speaker: Ms. Hou

Speakers



 
1:30pm Teaching Tai-Chi moverments when Toni was opening my Power Point file
A breaktime after sitting 3 hours


The last seminar: SBIR & STTR to 2:00pm
Three conference rooms are all full
Thanks to all the visitors to stay to the last minute
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Thanks to the following 38 exhibitors for providing one-on-one information counseling.
Federal Government
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
IRS
IRS Brooklyn Taxpayer Advocate
Social Security Administration
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor-EBSA
U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
U.S. General Services Administration
USPS
New York State Government
Empire State Development Global NY
Empire State Development Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
NYS of Health
NYS Workers’ Compensation Board
New York City Government
Department of Sanitation: Bureau of Recycling & Sustainability
NYC Commission on Human Rights
NYC Department of Finance Taxpayer Advocate’s Office
NYC Department of Small Business Services
Foreign Government Agencies
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Taiwan Trade Center, New York
NY Organizations Serving Business Community
America Beijing Chamber of Commerce
BOC Women’s Business Center
Business Center for New Americans
China-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior Growth Fund
Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
Haitian American International Business and Multicultural Art Promotion
Long Island City Partnership
New American Chamber of Commerce
New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Queens Chamber of Commerce
Science, Industry and Business Library
US-China Advanced Institute for International Business
US-China Guangdong Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
 
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Thanks to all the 34 speakers and the three moderoators: Brenda, Peter and Toni 

10:00am-10:25am Opening Ceremony (Pre-Function Hall)
·         10:00am John Mallano, Deputy Director, SBA New York District Office
·         10:05am Beth Goldberg, District Director, SBA New York District Office
·         10:20am Toni Corsini, NY/NJ Regional Manager, Trade Finance Specialist, SBA, US Export Assistance Center

(Room 1&2) 10:30am-2:00pm Starting and Growing a Business (Room 1&2)
·         10:30am-10:45am SBA Programs and Services for Your Business, Man-Li Lin, SBA
·         10:45am-11:00am Tax Issues  for Small Business, Brenda Stuart-Luke, IRS
·         11:00am-11:15am How to Build an Effective Business Plan, Pierre Lespinasse, Stony Brook Univ. SBDC
·         11:15am-11:30am FDA New Regulations, Dilcia Granville, Ph.D., Public Affairs Specialist, FDA  
·         11:30am-11:45am E-Commerce 101, Tom Zhang, Jiangzhe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
·         11:45am-12:00pm Financing Your Business, Stephanie Thomas, Trufund Financial Services
·         12:00pm-12:15pm Resources & Assistance, Mwisa Chisunka, Business Ombudswoman,
  NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance
·         12:15pm-12:30pm Workers’ Compensation and Disability Insurance, What Employers Need to Know, Neil M. Gilberg, New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
·         12:30pm-12:45pm Marketing, Isaac Roldan, Director of Small Business Service, CAMBA
·         12:45pm-01:00pm Business Structures, Chunyee Miot, IRS Volunteer CPA
·         01:00pm-01:15pm Employer Responsibilities, Ana Lembert & G’Nece Jones, U.S. Department of Labor
·         01:15pm-01:30pm IRS Impersonation Scheme/Frauds, Kris Proev,  Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
·         01:30pm-01:45pm Tax Resource & Assistance, Eunkyong Choi, NYC Dept. of Finance
·         01:45pm-02:00pm Market Research , Peter Bengston, Science, Industry and Business Library
(Room 3) 10:30am-2:00pm How to Do Business in Foreign Countries (Room 3)
·         10:30am-10:50am How to Do Business in European Union
Anastasia Xenias, PhD, Senior Int’l Trade Specialist and Global Team Leader (Europe Team),
U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
·         10:50am-11:10am How to Do Business in Hungary
Ms. Judit Czako, Economic Attache of Hungry
·         11:10am-11:30am How to Do Business in Hong Kong
        Ralph Chow, Regional Director, Americas, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
·         11:30am-11:50am How to Do Business in Haiti
      Smith Georges, Haitian American International Business and Multicultural Art Promotion
·         11:50am-12:10pm How to Do Business in South Africa
       Dion van Tonder, South Africa Consulate General New York
·         12:10pm-12:25pm  How to Do Business in China
Mingyi Xu, China-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
·         12:25pm-12:45pm How to Do Business in Turkey
Mustafa İlbeyli, Advisor, Prime Ministry Investment and Promotion Agency of Turkey
·         12:45pm-01:05pm How to Do Business in Taiwan
Ying-Chen Hou, Taiwan Investment and Trade Service Office, TECRO USA
·         01:05pm-01:25pm How to Do Business in Mexico
Mildred S. Ruiz, Director, Northeast, Trade and Investment Commissioner, ProMexico New York
·         01:25pm-01:45pm China Importing Policy
Jason Zhang, Jiangzhe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
·         01:45pm-02:00pm How to Do Business in Colombia
Raquel Hickey, NYS Colombian American Chambers of Commerce
(Room 4) 10:30am-2:00pm Expand Your Business to Global Market and Government Contracting
·         10:30am-11:00am Government Export Assistance
Melissa Hill, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Commercial Service-NY
·         11::00pm-11:30am Export Financing
Toni Corsini, Regional Manager, SBA Office of International Trade
·         11:30am-12:00pm Global NY
Lennox Ruiz, Director, Empire State Development, Global NY
·         12:00pm-12:30pm Export Basics
Kent Zhou, Jiangzhe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
·         12:30pm-01:00pm Federal Government Contracting
Janice Bracey, Director of Regional Office of Small Business Utilization, GSA
Clyde Martin, Supervisory Business Development Specialist, SBA NY District Office
Jennifer Jackson, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist, SBA NY District Office
·         01:00pm-01:30pm Export Operation
Mark Jaffe, President/CEO, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
·         01:30pm-02:00pm Grants for R&D: Small Business Innovation Research Program (BIIR) and
Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Man-Li Lin, SBA NY District Office

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The Epoch Times 
 

 
【大紀元20170505日訊】(大紀元記者施萍紐約報導)「我從2000年來美就跟著聯邦小商業部(SBA)的活動,受益匪淺。」在昨天(54日)聯邦小商業部舉辦的「第三屆國際B2B論壇」上,從事醫療事業的王南希操著一口標準的普通話說
王南希說,我只要有空就參加SBA的培訓,在反覆聽課的過程中找到了很多自己需要的東西。
在成功舉辦了兩屆國際貿易論壇後,這是SBA第三次主辦同樣的活動。參加人數也從前兩屆的500人上升到了800多人。同時,有41個政府機構設攤位,34個業內專家講座。與會者可在「如何開創公司」、「如何發展公司」以及「如何擴展國際業務」等主題中做出自己的選擇。
今年最特別的是,SBA邀請了來自包括南非、土耳其、中國等十個國家的貿易機構代表,與紐約小生意企業主討論如何在這些國家做生意。
「這裡最重要的是資訊,這對小商業業主非常關鍵。」王南希說。「你必須得有和政府銜接的、可以掌控的東西,來調整你自己的商業計畫。只商業計畫這一項,我一年就寫兩次,這樣才能讓公司可持續性發展。」
到場論壇的華人除了資深的小商業主,還有想開公司的新人。于先生興奮地走出論壇所在地Ted Weiss聯邦大樓,嘴裡直說「有收穫、有收穫」,他說他在如何融資、如何繳稅方面都獲得了有用的訊息。
不過,郭曼麗認為,和西語裔的小商業主比起來,華人的參與者還不夠多。「你看這裡很多機構都是應西班牙語系的小企業主需求設立的,給華人提供服務的機構並不多。所以我還是希望更多華人生意人來參加這樣的活動,獲得幫助。」如果有小商業發展上的問題,可以聯繫郭曼麗,郵件:man-li.lin@sba.gov,電話:212-264-7060

曼哈頓商業圖書館 小商業主「必需去」
參加論壇的很多都是SBA的合作機構。其中比較最引人注目的一家是「科學工商圖書館」(the ScienceIndustry and Business Library,簡稱SIBL或商業圖書館)。圖書館外聯專家艾斯卡蘭迪(Helena Escalante)介紹說,在紐約市92個公立圖書館當中,88個是社區圖書館,另外4個是資源中心。他們「商業圖書館」就是這四個資源中心的一個。同時,他們也是SBA的合作夥伴,是小商業主必需去的地方。
「圖書館有獨一無二的資源供小商業主享用。」她說。「我們有全美和全球任何行業、任何領域的名錄,你可以了解你的行業狀況、市場情況、潛在合作夥伴以及競爭對手。」
比如你要開個三明治小吃店,開在哪裡最合適?SBA紐約經濟發展專員郭曼麗說:「我們華人都不習慣做市場調查,在開店之前不了解那個地區的社區、人口組成,有多少華人,多少個同類商家等,這些信息都可以在商業圖書館中查到。