Application for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund opens on April 30

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to … Read More

SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Photo credit: Iryna The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million … Read More

Applications for free instructional course for Black entrepreneurs now open

Photo credit: Jono Erasmus NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced “BE NYC Startup Intensive,” an instructional course to provide Black entrepreneurs with resources and support they need to launch and grow successful businesses. The course … Read More

President Biden signs “PPP Extension Act of 2021” extending application deadline to May 31, 2021

Photos credit: White House President Joe Biden signed into law H.R. 1799, the “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to May 31, … Read More

SBS can help you apply for PPP for free before March 31st deadline

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced that SBS is continuing to help businesses connect to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the 2 weeks remaining until the program is set to end on March 31, … Read More

NYC Department of Small Business Services launches new campaign to support Black-owned businesses

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced Shop Your City: BE NYC, a targeted campaign to encourage New Yorkers to shop from the city’s Black-owned businesses. Studies show that Black businesses have been severely impacted by … Read More

Biden-Harris administration announces changes to PPP benefiting small businesses left behind in previous relief efforts

The Biden-Harris administration announced several reforms targeting the PPP to the smallest businesses and those that have been left behind in previous relief efforts. While these efforts are no substitute for passage of the American Rescue Plan, they will extend … Read More

Sylvia’s Restaurant gives away 500 hot meals to Harlem community on MLK Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Sylvia’s restaurant has fed the Harlem community for more than 50 years and on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, things were no different. Volunteers and staff including Sylvia’s granddaughter Tren’ness Woods-Black, Dj Norman, Angie … Read More

City launches three new mentorship programs for women and minority owned businesses

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris today announced the launch of three new mentorship programs expected to serve 1,500 businesses in 2021. The programs, ‘Small Business Mentors NYC,’ ‘BE NYC Mentors,’ and ‘M/WBE Mentors,’ will provide … Read More

Street Vendor Project creates fund for immigrant workers excluded from government financial relief

Photo credit: Mathew Hayward The Street Vendor Project (SVP) at the Urban Justice Center is creating a fund to help the hundreds of thousands of workers in New York State that have been excluded from any sort of emergency income … Read More

One Hundred Black Men partners with Hennessy to provide grants up to $15,000 to black businesses

The Harlem based organization One Hundred Black Men is partnering with Hennessy to provide grants from $5,000 to $15,000 to black businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, called Unfinished Business, provides immediate resources and long-term support to several communities bearing … Read More

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopens after release of New Guidance Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible U.S. small businesses and non-profits, experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, … Read More

Applications for Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative are open until June 25

Credit photo: Drobot Dean  Harlem Commonwealth Council Inc. (HCC) in collaboration with the 125th St. Business Improvement District (BID) and The Apollo Theater, announced that applications are open for the Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative to provide support to small and … Read More

How to successfully reopen your business on June 8 – with New York City Commissioner of Small Business Services Jonnel Doris

Africa in Harlem invited New York City Commissioner of Small Business Services Jonnel Doris, to discuss the reopening on June 8, 2020. If you are a small business needing assistance during Phase 1, please call the Small Business hotline at … Read More

Wolof : COVID-19 financial assistance programs for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City

Africa in Harlem put together a visual presentation in Wolof on different COVID-19 financial assistance programs available for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City. Source: Small Business Administration and NYC Small Business Services     Small Business Administration … Read More

Coronavirus: Tuesday Brooks, MBA discusses Federal and Local Assistance Programs for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

Africa in Harlem invited Financial Manager Tuesday Brooks, MBA to discuss the Federal and Local Assistance Programs available for Small Businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the Coronavirus. Tuesday Brooks, MBA also gives advice on how to better manage your … Read More

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