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Small Business First

Avoid Common Business Violations

As part of Small Business First, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of an expanded online tool to help businesses comply with New York City codes and regulations and avoid fines and violations by providing information on how to avoid the most common fines, tickets and citations issued to businesses in specific sectors. Business owners can access the online tool at on.nyc.gov/commonviolations.



SBS Announces Tri-Library Partnership to Serve Immigrant Entrepreneurs

SBS Announces Tri-Library Partnership to Serve Immigrant Entrepreneurs
SBS announced the launch of a partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library systems to better reach entrepreneurs in immigrant communities across the five boroughs. The tri-library partnership includes trainings for frontline library staff, free on-site business courses offered in up to eight different languages, and multi-lingual materials and information on City services available to assist immigrants looking to start or grow a business in New York City. Resources are now available in 18 library locations across the City.
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NYC Tech Talent Pipeline Announces New Programs

NYC Tech Talent Pipeline Announces New Programs
The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, New York City’s $10 million industry partnership delivering quality jobs for New Yorkers and quality talent for the city’s businesses, announced two new programs designed to equip residents with 21st century skills and connections to high-paying technology jobs. Developed in direct response to industry feedback and in partnership with some of the city’s largest tech employers, a Request for Proposals has been released for NYC Mobile Dev Corps programming to begin in the fall. The program will prepare New Yorkers for careers as mobile engineers earning salaries of $60,000 and above.
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Build it Back and SBS Announce Construction Trade Pre-Apprenticeship Vouchers

Build it Back and SBS Announce Construction Trade Pre-Apprenticeship Vouchers
SBS Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery (HRO) Amy Peterson, and New York City Council Member Mark Treyger, announced that the City’s Sandy Recovery Workforce1 initiative would be making free pre-apprenticeship training opportunities available to low- and middle-income residents of Sandy-impacted areas. The initiative is part of the de Blasio administration’s efforts to create an equitable recovery, both physically and economically, in New York’s most hard-hit communities.
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SBS and Citi Launch Advertising Campaign for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

SBS and Citi Launch Advertising Campaign for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
SBS and Citi announced the launch of an advertising campaign to help raise awareness in immigrant communities of free business services available through the City’s Immigrant Business Initiative. Announced in May, 2014 and supported by a $250,000 contribution from Citi, the Immigrant Business Initiative is a public/private partnership that works with community-based organizations to provide tailored business services in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Haitian-Creole, to meet the specific needs of diverse communities of immigrant entrepreneurs.
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Women Entrepreneurs NYC Launches

Women Entrepreneurs NYC Launches
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Citi announced WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs New York City), an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities. Over the next three years, WE NYC will connect 5,000 women to free training and business services to help them start and grow their businesses. These services will be provided by the SBS, as well as via public-private partnerships. WE NYC has also convened an Advisory Council consisting of a diverse set of public, private, non-profit and philanthropic partners that will meet regularly to inform the initiative’s efforts.
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