Manhattan: The article describing the filing lapses by Tiffany Raspberry/York Consulting (“Adams’ perfectly imperfect aide,” Oct. 4) was unfair and shows a complete lack of empathy for the obstacles and hurdles faced by all fledgling minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE). For full disclosure, my company worked with Tiffany and York for more than a year on a controversial project. She was highly competent and skilled and couldn’t have done a better job for us.
The lack of professional relationships and other resources many of us in the business take for granted compounded by daily financial constraints threaten MWBE’s survival on a daily basis. Access to professional consultants, accountants and attorneys is extremely limited by any number of factors out of the MWBE’s control. And it is these consultants who support us in the endless onerous administrative and filing requirements set out by the city and state of New York. Without that support, the MWBE must manage this administrative process on its own.
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