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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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Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

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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Small Business First

Mayor Announces ‘Small Business First’ To Reduce Regulatory Burden on City’s Small Businesses
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Small Business First, a comprehensive plan to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses in New York City. Small Business First will simplify the regulatory landscape many small businesses confront in the establishment and ongoing operation of their businesses by improving communication between business owners and City government; streamlining licensing, permitting and tribunal processes; providing support and resources to help businesses understand and comply with City regulations; and ensuring assistance is accessible to all communities across the five boroughs.
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Tech Talent Pipeline

Mayor Announces NYC Tech Talent Pipeline Industry Partners
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 14 initial industry commitments to support the delivery of technology education, training, and job opportunities to thousands of New Yorkers as part of the Administration’s NYC Tech Talent Pipeline initiative. Announced by the Mayor in May 2014, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is a first-of-its-kind, $10 million public-private partnership designed to support the growth of the City’s tech ecosystem and prepare New Yorkers for 21st century jobs.
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SBS Launches NYC Online Certification Portal

SBS Launches NYC Online Certification Portal
SBS Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Anne Roest announced the launch of the NYC Online Certification Portal, an online tool enabling Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to certify and re-certify online, check the status of applications, and update their business profiles to better promote themselves to buyers.
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules
Subject: Opportunity to comment on a rule that sets forth the procedure by which New York City businesses may apply for financial hardship waivers from the City’s prohibition on using certain polystyrene items.
Date: May 29, 2015
Time: 10 A.M - 12 P.M.
Location: 110 William Street
4th Floor
New York, New York 10038

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