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

NYC Small Business Services to host Five Boro Black Business Forum to support Black-owned businesses

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced this week Juneteenth events that the City will begin hosting this month to support Black-owned businesses. Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, honors the self-determination of the federal troops that … Read More

Small Business Services launches “Shop Your City” Challenge to support local businesses

Photo credit: NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced this week a new campaign to encourage New Yorkers to take a break from big box retailers and shop at … Read More

NYC Small Business Services opens applications for up to 2 million in grants

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris today opened applications for up to $2 million in grant awards to support Community Based Development Organizations (CDBOs) working in low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities. The grants, funded by SBS’ … Read More

Coronavirus : What’s next for Black businesses with SBA funding exhausted and SBS loan on pause?

 Africa in Harlem spoke with the Small Business Administration District Director Beth Goldberg after SBA and the Department of Treasury announced that the funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL/Advance) was exhausted … Read More

11 CBOs receive nearly $9 million in grants from SBS to revitalize commercial corridors in New York City | 11 organisations reçoivent près de 9 millions de dollars en subventions de SBS pour revitaliser des couloirs commerciaux à travers New York

By Isseu Diouf Campbell [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced this week at A’Dar Lounge in Harlem during a press conference with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Deputy Mayor … Read More

Mayor de Blasio launches new program to promote credit building for low income and immigrant women entrepreneurs

As part of the City’s Women Entrepreneurs (WE NYC) initiative, the first of its kind program in the U.S. to address the gender gap in entrepreneurship, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and … Read More