Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM July 23rd, 2014
Location: Cassidy Turley 277 Park Avenue, 42nd Floor New York, NY 10172
Ticket: $100

CorpStarter and New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS/SBDC) present you with an all-in-one opportunity to learn about available resources from government funded organizations. Whether you are looking to ramp up your business, or take your project to the next level, this workshop will be a great learning experience, with valuable networking opportunities.

Since 1986, the expert advisors of the Brooklyn SBDC have worked directly with 13,307 businesses, helping them to invest $74,940,151 in the area's economy, and create or save 3,540 jobs. If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, the SBDC can help you:

•  understand the importance of a business plan
•  discover sources of funding
•  prepare for e-commerce
•  identify avenues for exporting goods & services
•  develop marketing plans
•  assess an invention’s viability
•  comply with licensing & regulations

Attendees will enjoy an informative, engaging presentation from each speaker, open and candid discussion, opportunity to ask questions and even some delicious eats. You’ll come away with inspiration, new connections and friends.


Featured Speaker

Jianhua (Joseph) Lin
Business Advisor at New York State Small Business Development Center

JianHua (Joseph) is a multi-specialty small business authority who has counseled hundreds of entrepreneurs across all types of business specialties.  Being multi lingual (English, Chinese-Mandarin and Cantonese), Joseph has been extremely proficient in assisting small business owners of every ethnicity especially the Asian community both in Brooklyn, and in other boroughs of NY City.  Having received degrees in the United States (MS), the United Kingdom and China (MBA), Joseph’s breadth and scope of business principles have been instrumental in both domestic and international applications. He is recognized in the Brooklyn business community as being exceptional as a lecturer in entrepreneurial topics and is renowned in his ability to counsel one on one with small business owners in virtually every type of enterprise. Joseph credo in all he does at the Small Business Development Center is: “To provide professional business advisement, education, network resources and to advocate for all entrepreneurs one business at a time”


Lijie Zhu
Lijie Zhu is Managing Director of Dragon Gate Investment Partners, Executive Officer of CorpOnline and CorpStarter, and Partner of BRICS Connect Inc. Ms. Zhu has more than 10 years experience in the financial and media industry in America, Europe and Asia. She was Vice Director of The Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Chief Financial Officer for a US listed Chinese company, a credit analyst for Rogge Global Partners in London, and a financial analyst for Aufhauser Securities in New York. She also worked as a business reporter for China Center Television (CCTV) and China News Service. Ms. Zhu is a frequently invited speaker for international conferences and universities. She graduated with a MBA and a MS degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a BA degree in Journalism and a Law Degree from Lanzhou University in China. Lijie Zhu was honored as one of the 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business 2011 by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC).

About CorpStarter

CorpStarter is a New York City Manhattan based accelerator for growing companies, with an open application process, taking in earlier stage companies consisting of small teams, supporting them with funding, mentoring, training and office space.

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Disclaimer: The NYS/SBDC program is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services.  All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.