Season's Greetings from the Department of Small Business Services! The winter shopping season presents big opportunities for small businesses â€“ holiday sales make up between 20 and 30% of annual sales for most small retailers. Here at SBS, we are committed to providing New York City business owners like you with the services and support you need to take full advantage of the holiday shopping season.
Here are five tips to prepare your business for the winter rush.
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The Department of Small Business Services, Mayorâ€™s Office of Contract Services, and Mayorâ€™s Office of Veteransâ€™ Affairs release â€śA Roadmap for Supporting Veteran Owned Businessesâ€ť report. Read the Report
Good Jobs, Stronger Businesses and a Fairer Economy: An Update from Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer This week, SBS launched the Immigrant Business Initiative to fundamentally change the way government provides services to New York Cityâ€™s immigrant entrepreneurs. This exciting initiative is just one of the many we are undertaking to fulfill the Agencyâ€™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. Read the letter
SBS and NYCEDC Launch Expanded Neighborhood Challenge SBS Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Kyle Kimball announced the launch and expansion of Neighborhood Challenge, 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. Read the Press Release
SBS and Citi Announce Immigrant Business Initiative Partners SBS Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, in partnership with Citi Community Development, announced the five community-based partners selected to participate in the Immigrant Business Initiative, which was first announced in May and funded through a $250,000 contribution from Citi Community Development. The selected community partners include the Business Outreach Center Network, Brooklyn Public Library/HABNET Chamber of Commerce, Make the Road New York, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, and Shorefront YM-YWHA.
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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. Visit nyc.gov/nycbusiness for more information
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