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Small business workshops

The New York City College of Technology Small Business Development Center, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, and Capital One Bank present a free workshop for new small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The seminar, “Understanding Commercial Leasing,” will be held July 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Capital One Bank, 256 Fulton Street between Jay & Adams streets in Downtown Brooklyn.

As a small business owner, it is imperative that you understand how leases work before you sign on the dotted line. This workshop will help you avoid some of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs and small business owners make when negotiating office and retail leases.

Topics include:

· What can be negotiated in a lease?

· Understanding the tenant vs. the owners responsibilities

· What happens if I break my lease?

· What are the differences between leasing office and retail space?

· What is a transferable lease?

· Commercial lease real estate property tax

Registration is required as seating is limited. To sign up, or for additional information, call 718-797-0187 or email

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