Business owners get one-on-one help during last Tuesday’s workshop.

Following the success of our business recovery workshop this past week, where dozens of business owners came to get one-on-one help filling out forms and determining next steps in the recovery process, we’re proud to announce that we’re doing it all again – and expanding it with more services for business owners and residents.

This week’s event will take place Wednesday, December 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill Market (1901 Emmons Avenue, in the Lundy’s Building).

The event is again sponsored by Sheepshead Bites, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Like our event this past week, it will feature counselors from the Department of Small Business Services and the Small Business Administration.

We’re also adding in experts from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, who will consult with business owners to determine additional needed programs from the city, and help owners with any permit or regulatory challenges.

Finally, we’re also bringing in FEMA representatives to help residents with their own next steps.

Already submitted your forms? It’s okay – this event isn’t just for those looking to get started on the road to recovery; it’s here to help you identify and pursue additional resources. You can work one-on-one with our counselors to appeal claims or seek additional sources of compensation, or just confirm that you’re on the right track.

And keep in mind that many of the programs have a December 31 deadline – so don’t delay! Come to our workshop!

To help speed things up, we recommend you bring the following, though it’s not a requirement:

  • 2011 Business taxes returns
  • Copy of ID
  • FEMA pin number
  • A voided check
  • Credit report
  • Any forms, paperwork or documentation you may already have relating to recovery resources

None of the above are necessary, and the good folks here can get you on your way if you’re missing any of them – but it will make for a faster, simpler process.

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