Speaker

Man-Li Kuo Lin Economic Development Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration - New York

Ms. Man-Li Kuo Lin is Economic Development Specialist, District International Trade Officer, Emerging Leaders Program Project Manager and PRIME Grantee Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office (SBA NYDO) marketing team in delivery small business resources to develop and grow businesses in 14 counties throughout New York City, Long Island and the downstate counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

She joined SBA NYDO as a Business Development Specialist in 2006. She has also served in district roles as Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Officer; Women’s Business Center (WBC) District Office Technical Representative, Veteran Business Development Officer, and Supervisory Economic Development Specialist.

Prior to her arrival at SBA New York District Office, Lin was a 14-year Employment Services Representative and Business Services Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, Employment Services Division. While there, she established the Asian Job Service Employer Committee which was affiliated with the U.S. Department of Labor to help educate Asian businesses and help bridge the gaps between Chinese-American business community and the government.

Lin also founded the Long Island Families Adopt Children from China (FCC LI) Chinese Heritage and Language Program in 1999; and the Chu Zhi Foundation Long Island Chinese School in 1998.

Man-Li was born in Taiwan and earned her bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan University. She also earned two master degrees in “Management Engineering in Computer Science” and “Teaching English as Second Language” from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus.

She is the author of: The Resume Writing and Interview Skills; The 214 Categories of Chinese Characters; Adult Chinese Conversation Textbook I, II, and III; Children Chinese Reading Book I, II, and III; and English Phonics.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, June 15, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
How to Start A Business in New York

Room: 1B02

Moderated by: Man-Li Kuo Lin, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - New York

Panelists: Brenda Stuart-Luke, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, IRS and Lizbeth Rodriquez, Business Advisor, LaGuardia Community College SBDC

This session will provide a checklist for starting a small business, how to register a new business in New York City and New York State, permits and licenses, business insurance, and employer’s responsibilities, as well as IRS resources and assistance. Bring your questions.
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Friday, June 16, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
SBA Financing for Your Business

Room: 1B01

Moderated by: Man-Li Kuo Lin, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - New York

Panelists: Brianna Brandon, TruFund Financial Services

Seeking funding to start, grow or expand your small business? Learn about SBA’s financing programs: Advantage Loan to $5,000,000; Development Loan for property and machinery to $10,000,000; and Microloan for start-ups. Meet the experts who will let you know when, where and how to apply for a loan, additional resources and assistance available, and will answer all your questions.
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Saturday, June 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Introduction to SBA Programs, Services & Resources

Room: 1C03

Moderated by: Man-Li Kuo Lin, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - New York

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides Financing programs including 7(a) loan, 504 loan for property and machinery and Micro Loan for start-ups; Business Education/Counseling through its resource partners: SCORE, SBDC and WBC; and Government Contracting Assistance to help business start, grow and succeed. SBA also coordinates the Federal Grants for R&D: SBIR/STTR.
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