Mark Gjonaj chairs the Small Business Committee on New York’s City Council; Cory Schifter is a small business owner of a jewelry store in Staten Island. This week, they joined Cheryl to discuss the challenges facing small businesses in New York City. Gjonaj will touches two pieces of legislation he’s been fighting for: the Micro-Business Transparency Act, which would define a business with 10 or fewer employees as a micro-business, and require the city to survey those businesses annually and to help them if they are struggling, and the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, which would require commercial leases to be at least 10 years long. It would also forbid landlords from passing their property taxes on to small business owners, and give commercial tenants the right to seek binding arbitration.