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

Mayor Adams Outlines Plans to Help Undo Decades of Systemic Inequity in Women’s Health Care

Photo: Caroline Willis New York City Mayor Eric Adams outlined on January 17, 2023, his vision for a ‘New York City Women’s Health Agenda’ aimed at dismantling decades of systemic inequity that have negatively impacted the health of women across … Read More

New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce celebrates 20 years of helping minority business owners thrive

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 20 years at the service of minority business owners on November 3, 2022, during its first in-person Women of Excellence Award Ceremony in two years. The … Read More

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

New UN Women data confirms violence against women has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 Photo credit: Diego Cervo On November 24, 2021, the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new report released by UN Women highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s safety at home … 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’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

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments explained

The advance child tax credit allows qualifying families to receive early payments of the tax credit many people may claim on their 2021 tax return during the 2022 tax filing season. The IRS will disburse these advance payments monthly through December 2021. … Read More

Legal Services NYC Creates New Guide to Help Small Businesses Fight Eviction After Moratorium Lifts

Legal Services NYC, in partnership with the Law Office of Daniel F. Pepitone, PLLC, announced “A Commercial Tenant’s Guide to Landlord Disputes: Understanding Court Procedure and Answering Petitions or Complaints in NYC,” a new guide to help small business owners … Read More

Attorney General James Calls on the U.S. Senate to Strengthen Protections for Working Americans By Passing PRO Act

New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 17 attorneys general, has called on the U.S. Senate to protect hardworking Americans by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (PRO Act). The PRO … Read More

Financial assistance for undocumented workers, Excluded Workers Fund (EWF), now available

The Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) provides financial help to New Yorkers who lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and were left out of various federal relief programs, including unemployment and pandemic benefits. Applications are now live and funds for the … Read More

Council Votes to Protect Small Businesses by Extending Third-Party Delivery App Fee Caps

Photo credit: Alessandro Biascioli Continuing the vital work of protecting New York City’s small businesses, the Council voted on July 29, 2021 to extend measures passed earlier in the pandemic to help keep these businesses afloat. The first of these … Read More

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