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.
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