NYC Department Of Small Business Services Announces Recipients Of Fiscal Year 2015 Avenue NYC Grants The Department of Small Business Services today announced the 39 recipients of $1.4 million in Avenue NYC funding for FY15. Avenue NYC is a competitive grant program that provides funding for non-profit economic development organizations to implement commercial revitalization activities in the low and moderate-income districts they serve. Avenue NYC also offers a number of capacity building initiatives to support the efforts of organization staff and Board Members throughout the City. Capacity building trainings include topics such as financial management, program evaluation, fundraising and strategic planning. In FY14, organizations that received Avenue NYC funding attracted 53 new businesses to their corridors, recruited 355 new merchants to new and existing merchants associations, and improved 12 storefront facades. Read the Press Release
NYC Department of Small Business Services, Citi, and Etsy Congratulate the First Graduating Class of the NYC Craft Entrepreneurship Program SBS, in partnership with Etsy and Citi, congratulated the 53 graduates of the first cohort of the NYC Craft Entrepreneurship program. Since launching a pilot program in September 2013, a total of 98 New Yorkers have graduated from NYC Craft Entrepreneurship. With a contribution of $155,000 from Citi Community Development, the program takes place on a quarterly basis in all five boroughs, and will be expanding this quarter to include courses taught in Spanish. Read the Press Release
City Announces the Immigrant Business Initiative The City of New York announces the Immigrant Business Initiative, in partnership with Citi Community Development, which will work with up to five community organizations to design and execute new solutions to help strengthen immigrant-owned businesses, and raise awareness of available services. Read the Press Release
Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Information New York City, including SBS and The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) is coordinating a set of services to help New York businesses in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Visit nyc.gov/nycbusiness for more information
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