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 30, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Marketing Strategies for Your Business

Room: Theater One

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; Who, What and How to Build Blogs for Your Business ???What is Marketing; ???Market Research is Key;???The Marketing Plan: Identify Target Markets, Products and Services, Pricing Strategies, Promotion, Locations, Place and Distribution, Competition, Marketing Budget;???Measure Performance;???High Impact Strategies;???Next Steps;???Additional Assistance;???Why should have blogs;???What functions you can have;???Pick a Domain Name;???Design Your Blog Step-by-Step.???Advance Design Your Blog???Set Functions for Your Blog;???Mange Your Blog;???Promote Your Blog???Speaker: Ms. Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA
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Friday, May 31, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
How to Start A Business in New York and How SBA can Help You

Room: Theater One

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

Learn How to develop an idea into a business, the pros and cons of each business structure: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and LLC, the procedure to register a business in NY, responsibility as an employer, home based business regulations and How SBA can help you with Financing, Business Education and One-on-One counseling through our resource partners, Government Contracting Assistance that help you start and expand your business ???Ten Steps to Start a Small Business;???Personal Assessment;???Choosing Your Business Structure: sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation and LLC;???Home-Based Business;???How to Register a New Business in NY;???Employer Identification Number;???NYC and NYS Permits and Licenses;???Business Insurance;???Franchise;???Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents.???SBA Guarantee Loans, Grants (SBIR and STTR) and Venture Capital;???SBA Guaranty Loans: 7(a) loan, (504) loan and Microloan;???Business Education and Training;???Government Contracting Assistance;???Disaster Assistance,???Advocacy: Voice of Small Businesses ???Speaker: Ms. Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA .
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Saturday, June 1, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Financing Your Business/Meeting the Lenders

Room: Theater One

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

Seeking funding to start, grow or expand your small business? Learn about SBA?s Financing programs: 7(a) loans to $5M, 504 Loans for property and machinery to $12M, and Microloan for start-ups. Meet the lenders to guide you When, Where, How to apply for a loan and mistakes to avoid, additional resources and assistance available, and answer your questions..
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