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Help Desk

Help Desk

We are here to help you win.

A small business owner has to serve as CEO, CFO, COO, and HR Director. Even with additional staff and resources, it’s difficult to know where to turn for real-time information and answers.

We want your business to succeed! Our Help Desk can connect you with the expert advice you need on a variety of topics: funding, legal issues, government regulations, staffing, marketing, real estate, health care, technology, and more. Chamber members can email or call (212) 473-7875 to receive guidance and information on pressing business matters.
The Kinds of Questions We Can Answer 
Am I required to provide healthcare for my employees?
How do I become M/WBE certified?
What are my rights as a business tenant?
How do I sell my services to government?
How do I protect my business from cybersecurity risks?
Can I outsource human resources?
How do new immigration laws affect my employees?
Our impressive cadre of experts include (among others):


Expert Topic(s)
KD Acharya of Anchin, Block & Anchin Small to medium size business accounting
Safeena Mecklai and Tunisha Walker of Capalino+Company M/WBE Certification, Contracts, and Contract Strategy
Cardozo School of Law Tech Startup Clinic  Legal expertise for technology startups
Paul Haskin of CBRE Medium to large commercial real estate 
Ali T. Hirji of Citi Bank Business banking
Caroline Hannigan of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial real estate
Simone Petrella and Lynne Koreman of CyberVista Cybersecurity training and workforce development 
Robert S. Schwartz of Eneslow Pedorthic Enterprises, Inc. Small business resiliency
Nora Campbell of ExecuSearch Staffing and recruitment
Tina Glickman of Gust Start-up investment and operations
Joseph Goldberg of Hodgson Russ Business law
Marous Law Group Immigration and business law
Carl Mazzanti of eMazzanti Technologies  Digital media and IT 
New York State of Health Healthcare compliance
Jonathan D. Lovitz of the NGLCC LGBT Business 
NYU Business Law Transactions Clinic Legal support for non-profits, community improvement projects, and disaster relief
Pace University Small Business Development Center Small business financing, business plan development, and market research
Ronald Paltrowitz of Paltrowitz Law Business law
Daphne Lora of Paris Region Entreprises – PRIME Entering the European market
Paychex Payroll, outsourcing human resources, 401(k), and small business health insurance 
Robert Patterson of Progressive Computing IT support, cloud, and VoIP
William R. Samuels of Scarinci Hollenbeck Intellectual property law
Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Magazine  Small business marketing and branding
Asdrubal Hernandez of Sudaquia Publishing Multi-language publishing and Spanish language business consulting
Jason B. Klimpl  of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt Employment/labor law
Pablo Velez of Velez & Cipriano Business immigration law


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