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Prepare your Business for a Winter Storm
Severe weather conditions (example: Nor'easters; freezing rains; heavy snow and rain conditions) can destroy store front façades, building structures, roofs, awnings, shatter façade glass/windows etc. Additionally, severe weather conditions can also damage sidewalks, equipment, and merchandise.
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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 Host Eighth Annual Procurement Fair

SBS Host Eighth Annual Procurement Fair
SBS hosted the Eighth Annual Procurement Fair at the Bank of New York Mellon, to help connect New York City minority and women-owned businesses to public and private contracting opportunities and other resources. More than 600 certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) attended the fair with purchasers from more than 70 City and State agencies and public authorities, as well as several private-sector companies. For the first time this year, the fair offered eight Opportunity Rooms where participants could learn about live contracting opportunities available or upcoming.
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Mayor Passes Legislation Establishing West Shore BID on Staten Island

Mayor Passes Legislation Establishing West Shore BID on Staten Island
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the West Shore Business Improvement District (BID) on Staten Island, marking the City's 70th BID and the first BID established under the de Blasio Administration. BIDs invest over $116 million into local economies in the form of supplemental services and programs that serve over 85,000 businesses across the city and keep neighborhoods clean and safe, provide marketing and business promotion, streetscape enhancements, and infrastructure improvements.
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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
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.
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SBS Contracting Opportunities

NYBAC Contracting Opportunities

WDC Contracting Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Compete to Win

Learn more about a set of new services designed to help your business grow.

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Request for Information (RFI) - Business Preparedness and Resiliency Program
January 29, 2015, 4:30pm
Be sure to submit your proposal on time
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