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Holiday Tips for Business Owners
The winter shopping season presents big opportunities for small businesses ‚Äď 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.
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SBS Announces the Launch of New Workforce1 Career Center in Washington Heights
SBS announced the opening of the new Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center at 516 West 181st Street, the first location to offer tailored employment, training, and supportive services to the City's vibrant immigrant workforce. The center's programming was developed through a partnership between SBS, the Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS), and Robin Hood. It will serve residents of all five boroughs, and accept referrals from the City's existing network of 17 Workforce1 Career Centers, as well as community-based organizations.
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SBS Launches NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council
SBS announced the creation of the NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council, an alliance of more than 30 leading NYC industry professionals and businesses to promote the sustained growth of the local food and beverage industry. With more than 19,000 restaurants across New York City, the industry is vital to the local economy.
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Mayor de Blasio Launches Digital Business Resource Portal for Women Entrepreneurs
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced the launch of the Women Entrepreneurs New York City (WE NYC) Portal, a digital one-stop shop for small business owners. As part of the broader WE NYC initiative, the first of its kind in the U.S. to address the gender gap in entrepreneurship, the portal provides women with the necessary resources for managing a business. Within the portal, women entrepreneurs have access to how-to-guides for starting a business; a directory of organizations that support entrepreneurs; a searchable database of courses and professional development events; a map of women-owned businesses; question and answer tools to interact with mentors; and narratives from successful business owners.
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Compete to Win

Mayor Bill de Blasio named Gregg Bishop Commissioner of Small Business Services, a promotion from his previous role as Deputy Commissioner of the agency's Business Development Division.

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