A new site was launched by the JOBS Act signed by President Obama. In hoping to act more like the businesses they serve, the Government of the USA has developed a one-stop resource site for Small Businesses. Named Business.USA.gov, it brings together resources across various government agencies to help entrepreneurs with everything from starting a business, financing, hiring employees, tax information, tutorials, exporting and finding events sponsored by government agencies. It is currently in Beta stage, which means that it needs your feedback to continue improving. Special information is provided for businesses that are run by Veterans and Minorities as well as businesses that operate in Rural areas or the Web. Visit the site by clicking here.
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Small businesses needing recovery assistance should contact the Suffolk County Department of Labor (SCDOL) at (631) 853 – 6600. Through the SCDOL and Department of Economic Development & Planning, the County is hosting Small Business Assistance Recovery Centers at SCDOL offices in Hauppauge and Riverhead beginning on Wednesday, 11/7. Hours: North County Complex-9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. & Riverhead SCDOL 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pequeños negocios que necesitan asistencia deben de comunicarse con el Departamento de Labor de Suffolk. El número es 631-853-6600. Con el apoyo del Departamento de Labor de Suffolk y departamento de planificación y desarrollo, el condado esta hospedando los Centros de rescate para Pequeños Negocios en las oficinas de Labor en Hauppauge y Riverhead a partir de miércoles, 07 de noviembre. Horarios: North County Complex – 9:30am – 7:30pm / Riverhead 9:30am – 4:30pm.
- Is your job closed as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and you aren’t getting paid?
- Need legal assistance when filling out insurance forms?
- Need business assistance or Disaster Relief Loans?
New York’s Empire State Development Agency has created a page to help small-businesses that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. There are a number of services and agencies that may be able to help you, simply click on this link.
Another helpful link is the Small Business Development Center homepage, which has prepared a page with regard to disaster recovery for New York Small Businesses. They can also assist you by sending a small business advisor. If you would like to contact them for a small business idea, or if you already have a business but want to have them advise you, give them a call to make an appointment with them. Their number is 631-632-9070.
The website of Governor Andrew Cuomo also has information regarding disaster assistance and aid.
Make sure to visit FEMA.gov and Disasterassistance.gov to get information about federal aid.
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Federal Aid Programs for State of New York Disaster Recovery
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for New York.
Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
- Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters. Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements. (Source: FEMA funded and administered.)
- Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance to make damaged dwellings safe, sanitary and functional. (Source: FEMA funded and administered.)
- Grants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs. (Source: FEMA funded at 75 percent of total eligible costs; 25 percent funded by the state.)
- Unemployment payments up to 26 weeks for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed individuals. (Source: FEMA funded; state administered.)
- Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance. (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration.)
- Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster’s adverse economic impact. This loan in combination with a property loss loan cannot exceed a total of $2 million. (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration.)
- Loans up to $500,000 for farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators to cover production and property losses, excluding primary residence. (Source: Farm Service Agency, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.)
- Other relief programs: Crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disaster; income tax assistance for filing casualty losses; advisory assistance for legal, veterans benefits and social security matters.
Assistance for the State and Affected Tribal and Local Governments Can Include as Required:
- Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for removing debris from public areas and for emergency measures, including direct federal assistance, taken to save lives and protect property and public health. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered.)
- Payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by state, tribal and local governments to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural or technological disasters. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered.)
How to Apply for Assistance:
- Those in the county designated for assistance to affected residents and business owners can begin the disaster application process by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) Monday through Sunday until further notice. Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to help substantiate losses.
- Application procedures for local and state governments will be explained at a series of federal/state applicant briefings with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials. Approved mitigation projects are paid through the state from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema.
The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
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The U.S. government has created a website to help your business begin exporting. Highlights of the site include Topics in Exporting, Training and the ability to connect with counselors, market matchmakers, and banks. Don’t forget that the Small Business Administration @ Stony Brook makes appointments on Wednesday afternoons to meet 1-1 with prospective and current small business owners. Call the library today to schedule an appointment!
El gobierno de EE.UU. ha creado un sitio para ayudar a su empresa comenzar a exportar sus productos. Aspectos destacados del sitio incluyen temas de Formación Exportadora, y la capacidad de conectar con los consejeros, casamenteros del mercado y los bancos. No se olvide que la Administración de Pequeños Negocios @ Stony Brook hace citas miércoles por la tarde para reunirse con los dueños de negocios actuales y futuros empresarios. Llame a la biblioteca hoy para programar una cita!
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American Express OPEN Forum for Small Business has uploaded a short video on how to apply for an SBA Loan. While the Small Business Administration does not loan money, it does back loans given by banks, allowing banks to take on more risk than they normally would.
Did you know that the Brentwood Library partners with the Small Business Administration to help entrepreneurs with their business? Or do you have an idea for a business that you want to see into reality? Contact us at 631-273-7883 x330 and make an appointment to see a Small Business Advisor!
América Express OPEN Forum for Small Business ha subido un video corto sobre cómo solicitar un préstamo de la SBA. Aunque la Administración de Pequeños Negocios no prestar dinero, respalda los préstamos hechos por los bancos, que permite a los bancos a asumir más riesgos de lo que normalmente lo haría.
¿Sabía usted que la biblioteca de Brentwood provee servicios con la Administración de Pequeños Negocios para ayudar a los empresarios con sus negocios? ¿O usted tiene una idea para un negocio que usted quiere ver en realidad? Contacte con nosotros en 631-273-7883 x330 y haga una cita con un asesor de negocios pequeños!
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Government agencies — federal, state and regional — represent a tremendous market for small businesses. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) annual spending by government agencies with small businesses reached $96.8 billion in fiscal year 2009, up more than $3 billion from the previous year.1 This number is expected to keep growing in the coming years.
13 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Government Sales – American Express OPEN Forum
Follow the 13 steps listed on the American Express OPEN Forum to prepare your business when dealing with Government Contracts. But did you also know that the Small Business Administration-Stony Brook comes to Brentwood to deliver 1-1 advice with small business owners? Make an appointment by calling 631-273-7883 x330 for an appointment!
Siga los 13 pasos que se indican en el sitio de American Express OPEN para preparar su negocio cuando se trata de contratos gubernamentales. ¿Pero usted también sabe que el Small Business Administration-Stony Brook llega a Brentwood para ofrecer asesoramiento 1-1 con los dueños de negocios pequeños? Haga una cita llamando al 631-273-7883 x330 hoy!
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