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 Hosts Ninth Annual Procurement Fair SBS hosted the Ninth 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 700 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. Read the Press Release
SBS Launches Proactive Small Businesses Education and Outreach SBS launched proactive business education support, as outlined in the 30 recommendations of Small Business First, the City’s comprehensive plan to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses in New York City. Through a partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), SBS will send trained client managers to neighborhoods across the five boroughs to provide businesses owners with targeted education informed by data showing the specific business needs in a given neighborhood - including top violations, areas of non-compliance, new business growth data, 311 complaints, and more. Read the Press Release
SBS Announces Recipients of FY2016 Avenue NYC Grants SBS announced the 48 recipients of $1.5 million in Avenue NYC funding for Fiscal Year 2016. Avenue NYC is a competitive grant program that provides funding for economic development and non-profit community-based organizations to implement commercial revitalization efforts in low and moderate-income neighborhoods across the five boroughs. Read the Press Release
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. Read the Press Release
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