Cannabis NYC kicks off listening and learning tour at NYCHA Melrose Community Center in the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Cannabis NYC, an initiative under the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), launched in 2022 to support the development of a thriving and equitable cannabis industry kicked off its Lift Off! Cannabis NYC Listening … Read More

The Ginjan brothers open new café in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On January 28, 2023, Mohamed and Rahim Diallo, also known as the Ginjan brothers, hosted an official opening ceremony for their new GinjanCafé Brooklyn at 333 Nostrand Ave, in Bedstuy. The brothers started the festivities … Read More

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce continues to open doors for minority entrepreneurs

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, an advocate of gender equity, parity, and social-economic justice for women and entrepreneurs of color, held its Contract HER New York Procurement Fair 2023 on January 11, 2023, … Read More

City of New York launches $75M fund for small businesses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim announced, on January 23, 2023, the groundbreaking creation of the $75 million NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund, the largest public-private … Read More

Jacob Restaurant gives away hot, nutritious meals to New Yorkers on Thanksgiving Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Rachid and Kim Niang, the owners of Jacob Restaurant, opened their doors for the 13th year in a row to provide a hot, nutritious meal to New Yorkers on Thanksgiving Day.      Related Images:

SBS’ MWBE Procurement Fair takes place at Barclays Center

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The first in-person New York City Department of Small Business Services’ (SBS) Citywide Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Procurement Fair since 2019 took place at Barclays Center on September 22, 2022. The event featured … Read More

Women in the Black helps women entrepreneurs hit the reset button at annual conference

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Women in the Black, a Harlem-based nonprofit organization helping women start, build, lead and grow their businesses, held its annual Who’s the Boss Conference under the theme “Reset” on June 16, 2022, at the Alhambra Ballroom. … Read More

New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosts State of the NY Women in Business Conference

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit advocating for women entrepreneurs, held its State of the NY Women in Business Conference on May 26, 2022, at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington … Read More

Mayor Adams kicks off weekend-long grand opening celebration for Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell and Marino On May 13, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams joined project developers Urbane and BRP Companies for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace and Caton Flats, … Read More

Mayor Eric Adams and SBS Commissioner Kim kick off national small business week

Photos credit: Kenya L. Smith New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim kicked off on May 2, 2022, a grand celebration of National Small Business Week with … Read More

NYC Department of Small Business Services partners with Angela Yee to bring resources to underserved community

Photos credit: Kenya Smith On April 15, 2022, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Department of Consumer & Worker Protection (DCWP), and the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU), in partnership with Power 105.1 Breakfast Club host and Bed -Stuy … Read More

New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black Excellence in Business

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 28, 2022, the New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrated Black Excellence in Business on the last day of Black History Month by honoring one of its own Lawrence (Ben) Miles, NYWCC Office … Read More

NYC Small Business Services launches $10,000 grant program for small businesses

Photo credit: Jono Erasmus NYC Small Business Services launched on December 8, 2021 the Small Business Resilience Grant to help NYC’s small businesses offset operational expenses to mitigate economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program administered by … Read More

The Gentlemen’s Factory, Strivers’ Row, and BE NYC host networking reception for Black entrepreneurs

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 20, 2021, the Gentlemen’s Factory, Strivers’ Row, and Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC) hosted a reception at Brooklyn Commons to allow Black entrepreneurs to reconnect with peers. Several elected officials, including Deputy Mayor … Read More

DDC Launches New Mentoring Program For Minority and Women-Owned Construction Firms and Small Businesses

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 10, 2021, The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and administration officials joined the construction industry and local elected leaders to launch a new DDC Mentoring Program to increase business opportunities for … Read More

Princess Jenkins, owner of The Brownstone, celebrates 22 years in Harlem

Business owner Princess Jenkins celebrated 22 years of dressing Harlem women with style at The Brownstone on September 24th and 25th, 2021. The two-day celebration included a VIP reception in the boutique’s backyard with clients who have been supporting her … Read More

SBA Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant

On September 9, 2021 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities … Read More

What to do if your business was impacted by Hurricane Ida

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is reminding all business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida that the agency is here to help. SBS recommends the following immediate next steps: – If you or others are facing immediate danger, … Read More

SBA’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to be held September 13-15

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit is scheduled to take place this year on September 13-15, 2021. The annual event honors the nation’s 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity. The … Read More

Nigerian-American Designer Moshood celebrates 27 years in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Bill Moore Nigerian-American Designer Moshood celebrated 27 years in Brooklyn with fashion and music on August 1, 2021. Moshood, who came to New York from Lagos, Nigeria in the 1980’s to teach through his fashions to love and … Read More

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