Towns neighboring Syosset receive small business help

November 16, 2012 by  

Small businesses are often considered the spine of a community. They provide services, products, and jobs to people living in a region.

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, many businesses in the area of Syosset have been struggling to recover, as have residents of the towns in Nassau County. To help small business owners get back on their feet and back in operation, the Town of Oyster Bay has enlisted the help of a small business counselor, who will be on hand at Town Hall South to provide one-on-one assistance to business owners who seek it.

The Town of Oyster Bay has been able to provide access to the counselors thanks to a partnership with the New York State (NYS) Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College. Any small business, including Syosset print companies, will be able to take advantage of the advice and services offered by the counselors. Areas in which they with be helping out include preparing paperwork to document any damage that occurred during the storm. The counselors will also make connections between small businesses and government agencies who offer US Small Business Administration Disaster Loans.

John Venditto, the supervisor of Oyster Bay, points out that the town and neighboring towns such as Syosset are doing what they can to get residents back on their feet after the storm. He stated that the partnership with the NYS Small Business Development Center was just another way for the town to help its residents.