SBA Partners with SCORE NYC Chapter to offer Disaster
Counseling to Small Businesses
NEW YORK, NY – The
U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office has partnered with
the SCORE NYC Chapter to extend resources and free counseling services to small
businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Services include a comprehensive business assessment and development
strategy to sustain business during recovery efforts.
The counselors available
through the SCORE NYC Chapter are experienced business professionals, and will
be able to assist business owners in planning the next steps for businesses
recovering from damage, to include physical relocation and what small
businesses can do now before they receive disaster loans and after. Through the free mentorship services
available, small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy will be able to
understand the outlook for their business in the coming year.
“A great benefit of this
partnership is that small business owners can meet with SCORE counselors now
and throughout any time during the disaster loan and application process,” said
Pravina Raghavan, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, New York
District Office. “The state of New York has approved nearly 200 disaster loans
with more to follow, and we want to make sure that business owners are
supported with the best resources we can provide as we do our best to quickly
and efficiently assist in their recovery.”
As of November 19, disaster
loans for New York have reached over $11 million, accounting for both home and
business disaster loan applications.
To contact the SCORE NYC
Chapter to setup an appointment, call (212)264-4507 or visit
U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office serves 14 downstate counties in New York State, which include New York City (Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and New York), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. For more information, please visit http://www.sba.gov/ny