Inside Long Island Business
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Marlene Flores, 41, of Greenvale abides by a simple philosophy: "always be doing something."
"A minute that we don’t do something, it’s a minute that we lose," she says.
The owner of the coffee shop, Mar le Cafe, in Glen Cove has done gigs as an insurance broker, entertained the idea of pursuing real estate, sold homemade food straight from her kitchen, and worked...Read more »
Small businesses and manufacturers interested in getting into rail supplies can get details from a panel discussion on the topic Thursday by the Long Island Forum for Technology.
The event, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 18, at LIFT's offices in Bethpage, will feature representatives from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Small Business Administration and...Read more »
Franchisers eyeing Long Island and the New York area for expansion will be featured tomorrow at two free workshops, where they will discuss franchise researching, business opportunities and financing methods.
Kensington Co., a Roslyn Heights consulting firm specializing in franchising, is hosting lunch and dinner workshops at Plainview’s Carlyle at the Palace. Ten franchiser companies, including...Read more »
A panel of executives from three local family owned businesses will offer stories and advice on how to navigate the often complex world of running a company with a relative at a talk next week.
The event, which will run as a panel discussion over dinner, will take place next Tuesday at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale from 6 to 9 p.m., with the panel starting at 7:15 p.m.
The...Read more »
The Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College plans to open an office in Island Park to aid in the South Shore's long-term economic recovery.
The center, which provides free education for entrepreneurs and existing business owners, will open in April to serve communities hit hard by the storm, including Island Park, Long Beach, Freeport and Oceanside, said Lucille Wesnofske,...Read more »
Nearly a quarter of Long Island's small businesses are planning to add staff this year, though two-thirds think local economic conditions are bad, a small business survey said.
The 2012 Long Island Small Business Survey, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, showed 64 percent of the 600 small business executives surveyed rate the financial health of their companies positively, in contrast...Read more »
Business owners affected by superstorm Sandy will have until March 29 to apply for low-interest loans from the federal government, after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday morning that the deadline for Sandy victims to register for assistance had been extended.
The previous deadline to sign up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster grants and apply for Small Business...Read more »
The Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 billion in disaster loans for New York homeowners and businesses affected by superstorm Sandy, the federal agency said Tuesday. That amounts up to roughly 15,000 loans.
Businesses and homeowners in declared disaster areas are able to apply for SBA disaster loans, which are offered low interest rates. Businesses may apply for up to...Read more »
The desire to help South Shore businesses affected by superstorm Sandy is there, and a new organization and website aim to help them tap into that goodwill.
This week, Kevin Kelly, chief creative officer of Melville’s Bigbuzz Marketing Group, launched the website and organization — called the Long Island South Shore Recovery Coalition (lissrc.org). The goal is to assemble a coalition of business...Read more »
The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new Web page and blog Monday to help small business owners understand the Affordable Care Act, the agency announced.
Many of the health care law’s reforms will roll out this year and in 2014. The SBA says its new website (http://www.sba.gov/healthcare) explains the main provisions of the legislation specific to different business sizes and...Read more »