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In honor of Women's History Month and the launch of the WE NYC initiative, we have developed the tailored business tips to assist women entrepreneurs as they start, operate, and grow a business in New York City
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The Department of Small Business Services, Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, and Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs release “A Roadmap for Supporting Veteran Owned Businesses” report.
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SBS Announces Neighborhood Challenge Initiative Winners

SBS Announces Neighborhood Challenge Initiative Winners
SBS Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Kyle Kimball announced the seven winners of the Neighborhood Challenge initiative during a press conference held at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, one of the sites selected to receive funding. Currently in its third year, Neighborhood Challenge is a competitive grant initiative designed to encourage innovation and service delivery improvements from Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), and Community-based Development Organizations (CBDOs) that will support small businesses, generate economic activity, and attract more jobs and investment to local commercial corridors.
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Mayor Passes Legislation Establishing West Shore BID on Staten Island

SBS Announces Launch of NYC Web Development Fellowship Offering Tech Training, Internships and Jobs to 18- To 26-Year-Olds
SBS and the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, in partnership with the Flatiron School and Youth Development Institute (YDI), announced the launch of a new model of the successful NYC Web Development Fellowship. For the first time, the program will exclusively serve 18- to 26-year-olds without a college degree. Since its launch in 2013, the program has provided intensive training free of charge to 56 participants, with 96 percent of participants from the first cohort now in jobs with companies like Intel, Etsy, and Venmo at an average salary of $70,000.
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de Blasio Administration Announces Overhaul Of Workforce Development

de Blasio Administration Announces Overhaul Of Workforce Development
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major shift in workforce development to better train New Yorkers for good-paying jobs and help secure job placements in fast-growing fields. Based on a report, Career Pathways, released today by the Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force, the administration will invest in middle-skill job training for up to 30,000 people each year, prioritize good-paying full-time job placements at workforce agencies, and require companies doing business with the City to move New Yorkers to the front of the hiring line.
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Good Jobs, Stronger Businesses and a Fairer Economy: An Update from Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer
SBS launched the Immigrant Business Initiative to fundamentally change the way government provides services to New York City’s immigrant entrepreneurs. This exciting initiative is just one of the many we are undertaking to fulfill the Agency’s goal of ensuring that every entrepreneur and every jobseeker in our City has the resources they need to thrive. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our work and describe our key strategies going forward.
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Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Information
The City of New York and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are providing small businesses in New York City with disaster recovery grants and loans as part of the $42 million allocated for business recovery loan and grant program through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program. Businesses with an unmet need due to Hurricane Sandy are eligible for funds. Funding is limited, and the deadline for all applicants to submit documents is April 30, 2015.
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