Monday, May 10, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT


This is an online event. 




Why you Should Not Go it Alone: Legal, Accounting, and Insurance for your Business 

Duration: 2 hours


Would you skydive without a parachute? Start a new business or sustain your small business without the services you need to thrive? This webinar will feature a panel that will help you sort out and select the financial, insurance and legal resources you need to consider as a small business owner. 

In partnership with Spectrum Small Business, this SCORE webinar session showcases three experts, one each from the legal, accounting and insurance industries, who will help you understand the options you need to start, protect and grow your small business. 

They are:

  • Legal: Evan Sarzin 
    Form of Business/Organization, Contracts, Leases, Liability
  • Accounting: Andy Presti, Presti and Nagele 
    Budgeting and Cash Flow Projections, Balance Sheets, Tax Implications
  • Insurance: Sean O’Rourke, Combs & Company 
    Types of Coverage, Determining the Right Kind of Coverage, Cyber Insurance

Entrepreneurs or start-up/established small business owners.


Sean O'Rourke

Sean O’Rourke is a Cyber Liability consultant for Combs & Company, an insurance brokerage and consultancy headquartered in NYC. He works with small and mid-sized businesses to mitigate financial risks posed to their technology and data by internal and external threats. 

Sean has 20 years of IT experience, including 12 years spent running the technology firm he cofounded, so he has a unique perspective on cyber liability and the potential disruptions faced by businesses. Sean serves as a mentor to a number of students from his alma mater, Washington & Lee University, and is part of Baruch College's Executives on Campus program.

Andrew C. Presti

Andrew Presti founded Presti & Naegele (www.pntax.com) in 1982, where is now Senior Partner. P & N is an accounting and technology consulting firm that provides accounting, auditing, payroll and tax services to small and larger businesses.  The firm employs 35 full time accountants and has a varied client base in multiple industries. It is the largest QuickBooks consulting organization in New York City.

Andrew has been preparing tax returns for 35 years and is currently an IRS Enrolled Agent. He is a CEO of Metropolitan Archives, a company that services the real estate industry. He co-founded First Central Savings Bank where he serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive, Investment, Audit, Corporate Governance and IT Committees.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John’s University.

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Evan Sarzin is a lawyer specializing in commercial transactions and litigation. He often represents entrepreneurs in firming and launching new for profit and non-profit businesses.