Purpose

Manhattan Community Board Three

Small Business Forum: Surviving the Economic Downturn

September 16, Thursday, 8 AM – 10 AM

Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square (6th St. & 3rd Avenue)

● Learn about new and existing government programs, free business consulting and legal services, and financing for new and existing small business

● Opportunity for small business owners to discuss the challenges of surviving in this economy (high rents, lack of financing, property taxes, leases, etc.)

● Opportunity to speak directly to government agencies

Please e-mail your challenges and concerns as a small business owner to Smallbusinesstownhall@cb3manhattan.org. Your questions will be addressed at this forum.

Government Agency Presentations:

►NYC Small Business Services

►NYC Economic Development Corporation

►U.S. Small Business Administration

►Consolidated Edison-Energy Efficiency

Co-Sponsored by:

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

State Senator Daniel Squadron, State Senator Thomas Duane

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh

Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Councilmember Margaret Chin

Lower East Side Business Improvement District, Loisaida, Inc.