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

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

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

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

SBA’s application portal for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness to open on August 4

Photo credit: Taniasv The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. This … 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

Community leaders demand Mayor de Blasio Keep His Word and Remove NYPD From Street Vending

Photo credit: Martin Raab On July 23, 2021 a group of city and state representatives alongside community-based organizations representing small businesses, immigrant worker rights, and public space accessibility advocates released a letter demanding the immediate removal of NYPD presence in … Read More

SBS Commissioner Doris, Melba Wilson and community leaders visit Harlem Businesses

Photos credit: Bill Moore NYC Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris and community leaders toured small businesses in Harlem on July 20, 2021 to promote the Shop Your City campaign, a City initiative to encourage New Yorkers to support … Read More

Small Business Administration to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

Photo credit: Gorodenkoff The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators. The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of … Read More

Women In the Black to host yearly conference virtually on June 26

Women In the Black, the Harlem-based nonprofit organization empowering African-American women-owned businesses, is hosting its yearly Women’s Business Conference virtually on June 26, 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Who’s The Boss- Level Up.” To register, visit: https://bit.ly/3xUvN9Q … Read More

Applications for $800 Million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program Now Open

Applications are now open for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. The program reimburses New York small businesses with grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021. … Read More

Eric Adams reveals agenda for immigrant New Yorkers

Mayoral candidate Eric Adams unveiled on June 3, 2021 his “WeRISE” agenda to raise immigrant safety and empowerment at a town hall for ethnic and community media. A 2015-19 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that 36.8 percent of … Read More

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