Open for Business: New York

The world’s largest metropolitan area is preparing to reopen for business, facing new challenges and uncertainties impacting operations. Will your business be prepared?

On-demand Recording

Originally recorded on Thursday May 7th, 2020

What you'll learn

The new normal is now the normal. Businesses preparing to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will face challenges that impact operations and must form strategies to recover, and protect their staff and customers.

We are in this together. Advice from our panel of business leaders will prepare you in building strategies for your business in key areas including finance, human resources, operations, and information technology.

Key Topics

  • Maintaining cashflow and restoring sales pipelines
  • Staff headcount, concerns, and potential liabilities
  • Lessons learned from the unplanned "work from home" experiment
  • Leveraging technology for operational efficiency and staff safety


Georg Dauterman

President, Valiant Technology

Georg Dauterman is the President of Valiant Technology, a New York-based Managed Service Provider specializing in solutions for creative industries. Early in his career, Georg worked in the IT departments of publishing and advertising agencies, gaining practical experience while identifying a need for properly managed technology aligned with business goals.


Josh Berger

Managing Director, Norman Bobrow & Co. Real Estate

Josh Berger joined Norman Bobrow & Co., Inc., as Director of Commercial Leasing & Investment Sales in 2009 and has quickly become one of the firm's top producing brokers. In 2014, he was named Managing Director of Commercial Leasing & Investment sales for his growing role in educating and training new brokers who join the firm.

Josh is involved in all aspects of his transactions, from strategic planning and market research to financial analysis and lease negotiation. More than a broker, Josh serves as a trusted resource, connecting people and creating tremendous value for his clients through his strong network.

Michael Gansl

Co-Founder, Voice of Reason Consulting

Michael Gansl is a hands-on entrepreneur and “The Seasoned Voice of Reason℠" specializing in working with small business owners and their teams to implement business development and revenue growth opportunities.
He was the co-founder of NETLAN, a technology systems integration and an INC 500 company, which he led and managed through 15 years of computer services industry changes.

Today, he is the co-founder of Voice of Reason Consulting whose mission over the past 10 years is to turn business owners into CEO’s. The Company provides sales, marketing, operations and financial management services to small and medium sized businesses. His podcast, “Mind Your Own Business with Mike and Matt” deals with real life business issues business owners and CEO’s confront daily.

Brian Klein

Co-Founder, Weinstein + Klein P.C.

Brian Klein is the Co-Founder of Weinstein + Klein P.C., a law practice primarily working with start-ups and mid-sized businesses, acting as their outsourced general counsel with a specific emphasis on labor and employment law compliance, corporate governance, and general business litigation.

Frank Marano

CPA, Marano & Associates

Frank S. Marano is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member in the Melville CPA firm of Marano & Associates, a diverse accounting practice, which includes income taxation for Corporate and Individual clients, management consulting and general accounting services.

Frank has a Degree in Accounting from Long Island University, CW Post Campus, in Brookville, New York. His broad-based businessman's perspective, hands-on client service approach, and strong technical background make him a highly effective business advisor and problem solver for the closely held businesses he serves. His extensive experience includes tax planning, compliance consulting and fiduciary accounting services to a diverse client base.

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