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Tuesday December 2, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) 
188 Madison Avenue
Between East 34th and East 35th Streets
New York, NY 10016

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SCORE NYC Workshop Committee 



If you're a small-business owner, you're by definition a risk-taker. The danger, however, of being comfortable with taking leaps of faith is that you can sometimes overlook smart and simple ways to minimize the damage if your leap ends in a fall.

This five speaker workshop will give you concrete steps to minimize risks that you know about and, importantly, risks that you might not know about. A team of risk management professionals will guide you through FIVE key ways to protect you business:

Create Solid Legal Structures and Contracts
Simple Solutions for Startups -- Avoiding Common Legal Traps for New and Growing Businesses 

Instructor Michael Steger
Michael D. Steger, the co-founder of Steger Krane LLP, is an experienced business attorney who regularly counsels startups and growing businesses on corporate, intellectual property and employment matters.

Business Insurance 101
Identify insurable risks and affordable policies that cover the risks

Instructor: Brian Price
Brian Price brings over twenty years of Marketing and e-Commerce experience from Fortune 500 Broadband & Entertainment providers Verizon and Frontier Communications. 

Brian is Vice President of Marketing for Hiscox Small Business Insurance responsible for growing sales and all mass, direct and digital marketing tactics including: SEO/SEM, display, direct mail, mobile and affiliate marketing. In addition he is responsible for the industry leading website where small business owners can receive a quote and purchase professional liability, general liability and business owner policies totally online and receive policy documents and certificates of insurance within minutes. 

Brian holds an MBA from Long Island University and a BS in Business Administration from Mercy College. 

Real Estate Leases
Negotiate real estate leases that protect your current and growing business

Instructor: Jan Lewis
Jan Alan Lewis is a Member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, concentrating in commercial office and industrial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, on a local, regional and national basis. He has handled various complex real estate transactions on behalf of prominent owners, developers and companies throughout the United States, and he has frequently been retained as local counsel to represent tenants with respect to their leases in the Tri-State Area. Jan’s responsibilities have included the preparation, review and negotiation of leases and related documents for commercial (including office, industrial, warehouse and retail) and residential properties, brokerage agreements, and contracts of sale for the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties.

A member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association and the American Bar Association, Jan has also been a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous articles on the subject of commercial leasing.

Jan earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Lehigh University in 1979, and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1982.

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses
Are you prepared for business interruptions/disasters that appear remote but could be deadly?

Instructor: Marguerite DeMartino
Marguerite DeMartino, Emergency Management Consultant, is a subject matter expert in administering emergency management programs for businesses and organizations throughout New York City. She is also Director for the AIG Global Reinsurance Operations and has assisted in developing the unit’s business continuity program. In addition, Marguerite is a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard Reserve where she has been a member for over 24 years and has been deployed during several disasters including 9/11 and Deep Water Horizon (oil spill – Gulf of Mexico). She has Emergency Management Certifications from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and FEMA, as well as an Associate in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America.

Business Finance
What to do with your financially troubled business
Manage Your Cash Flow Very Carefully:  How to Manage Insolvency 

Instructor: Fletcher Duke
Fletcher Duke has a broad range of experience in banking and finance from both a business and legal perspective with over 25 years of experience.  He has led steering committees in negotiations with CEO’s and CFO’s of distressed companies and their professionals and has restructured syndicated credit facilities both in and out of Chapter 11.  He has also negotiated acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures in the U.S. and Europe.   He is a decisive leader who has held Board of Directors seats on distressed companies and guided lenders and businesses through difficult situations. Fletcher has worked on a broad range of industries including retail, commercial real estate, consumer products, manufacturing, media, financials, energy, agriculture and auto parts suppliers.
Fletcher has a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside.
He is admitted to practice law in New York and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Risk Management Association. Fletcher is a SCORE NYC Mentor.


Workshop Fees:  Online registration $59, walk-ins $69
There is a $10 discount on all Student and SEAP registrations 
(valid ID must be presented at the door).