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, and Emerging Leaders Program Project Manager 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, PRIME Grantee Liaison 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 Asian-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, May 31, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
How to Start A Business in New York

Room: Theater Three

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

Panelists: Brenda Stuart-Luke, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, IRS

This session will provide a checklist for starting a small business, the pros and cons of each business structure: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and LLC; the procedure to register a business; responsibility as an employer; home based business regulations and much more.
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Marketing Strategies for Your Business

Room: Theater Three

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

Learn about the essentials of a marketing plan, measure performance, high impact strategies, and social media marketing: how, what and when, including building a blog for Your business..
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Friday, June 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Financing Your Business: Meet the Lenders

Room: Theater One

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

Panelists: Danny Zhang, HSBC Bank USA N.A.; Brianna Brandon, TruFund Financial Services; Carol O'Connell, AVP Business Advisory Services, Excelsior Growth Fund; Emil Temelkov, VP SBA Lending, Flushing Bank

Seeking funding to start, grow or expand your small business? Learn about SBA's Financing programs: 7(a) loans, 504 loans, and microloans. Meet the lenders to guide you when, where, and how to apply for a loan, best practices and mistakes to avoid.
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Friday, June 1, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Opportunities for Veterans in Franchising

Room: Theater Three

Moderated by: Radim Dragomaca, Director, IFA Educational Foundation

Panelists: Man-Li Kuo Lin, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - New York; Amy Amoroso, Director, Veteran Business Outreach NY/NJ; Ralph Yarusso, CFE, Chief Development Officer, Grease Monkey International; Chris Sanford, U.S. Navy Veteran and Warwick, RI Franchisee, PuroClean Restoration Services

Veterans have a proven track record of success in franchising. Franchises run on systems and offer training and support, just like the military. In franchising, you're in business "for" yourself, but not "by" yourself. That's why there are over 70,000 veteran-owned franchise establishments in the United States. Learn from veterans and business leaders in franchising how to get started in this exciting industry.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
How SBA Can Help You With Financing, Business Education and Government Contracting

Room: Theater Three

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

Learn more about the SBA Financing Programs, Business Education and one-on-one counseling through our resource partners: SBDC, SCORE and WBC, Government Contracting Assistance that help you start and expand your business.
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