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Business Workshop

Negotiating a Commercial Lease: How do you ensure your lease protects your rights?
Topics Covered:
• Negotiating a lease
• Understanding the terms of a lease
• Terms and clauses to include in a lease
• Calculating rent and additional fees
• Your rights as a tenant
• Common pitfalls
Presented by: The Legal Aid Society and Winston & Strawn, LLP

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building
163 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor Art Gallery
(You will need a photo ID to enter the building)

Space is limited. Please register for this free workshop by contacting Harlem CDC at 212-961-4100 or

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Technical Assistance

We offer technical assistance for business owners that would to know about starting a business, financing options and referrals to large network of business experts.

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Or  send an email to Angel Garcia, our business specialist at or at 212-529-8197 ext 131. Please include your name and telephone number.

Past Seminars

Topic: Stay out of Legal Trouble

  • Best practices for creating and maintaining a business legal entity to avoid personal liability
  • Employment issues for small business owners
  • Employee classification –  independent contractor vs. employee
  • Use of volunteers, interns, and family members
  • What is required when hiring employees
  • Using contracts and best practices when dealing with other parties
  • Topic: Consumer Debt

  • The collection process and the ins and outs of settlements
  • Why Debt Settlement Agencies can be dangerous and your rights under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
  • Disputing collection items and debt consolidation
  • Tips for handling tax debt and student loans
  • What to do if a creditor sues you
  • Considering bankruptcy? Learn the pros and cons if considering this last resort option.
  • Topic: Legal Considerations in Operating an Online Business

  • Do business entities need to be formed?
  • Permits/ licenses compliace
  • Credit card sales
  • Exposure to liability
  • Topic: Negotiating a Commercial Leasing

  • Terms and clauses you want to include in the lease
  • Understanding the terms of the lease
  • Calculating rent and additional rent
  • Topic: Cost-effective Social Media Marketing

  • Building a following
  • Promoting Sales
  • Creating Rewards/Incentives
  • Topic: Understanding and Managing Cash Flow

  • Understanding Cash Flow statements
  • Best practices for cash management – cash outflows
  • Best practices for cash management – cash inflows
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