Tuesday December 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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SCORE NYC Headquarters 
New York, NY 10278  



SCORE NYC Workshop Committee 

Free Workshop: Small Business Risk Management 

How to Stay Afloat When Problems Arise

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 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 key ways to protect your business.

Topics to be covered will include effective cash management, negotiating contracts, insurance, negotiating a real estate lease.

Topics and Speakers:

Staying Solvent
Instructor & Workshop Facilitator: Harry Precourt

Harry Precourt has several decades’ experience keeping companies solvent, structuring financing to solve cash-flow issues, and sustaining growth. He has done this in the for-profit sector as a senior lending officer with major banks, a principal with a major accounting firm, and CEO/founder/owner of a corporate finance advisory firm. Concurrently he has brought the same tools and techniques to the nonprofit sector as board member, acting CFO, and member of executive management (declined CEO positions). Harry is a SCORE NYC Mentor.

Business Insurance 101
Insurance 101: Buying, Claiming, and Everything in Between
Instructor: Peter Hedberg

Hedberg started his insurance career on the brokerage side in 2003 at Hays Companies in the Midwest. He handled management liability lines in addition to professional and privacy (cyber) insurance covers, representing his clients to the marketplace and placing coverage. In 2013 he moved to New York and joined the underwriting side at Hiscox, a global specialty insurance company based in London. He currently manages a large book of new and renewal technology professional and privacy liability insurance for the Northeast region of Hiscox.  

Real Estate Leases
Negotiate real estate leases that protect your current and growing business
Instructor: Jan Lewis

Jan Alan Lewis is a Member of Cole Schotz in the 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. 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. Jan is 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.

Negotiating Contracts
Instructor: Larry Drash

Lawrence I. Drath is a graduate of NYU law school. He has been a practicing attorney with an emphasis in real estate, financing, structuring contracts and partnership, entity agreements, the development of business strategies. His client base includes restaurants operators, hotels and entrepreneurs.

He has taught basic legal principals to students at the NYU undergraduate division for the past 25 years. He has been an arbitrator with the American Arbitrator Association resolving disputes between contractual and partnership parties. Mr. Drath is a SCORE NYC Mentor.

This workshop offered free through the generosity of

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