This Veterans Day, Mayor Bloomberg announced a new Veterans Entrepreneurship Program that will provide local veterans with the tools they need to start and grow a business. This no-cost, four-week course will be offered to veteran entrepreneurs in February of 2014 at the SUNY Levin Institute in Midtown. Applications will be accepted starting November 18th.
Click here for more information on the program or visit www.nyc.gov/fasttrac and search for "FastTrac NewVenture for the Veteran Entrepreneur" to apply.
The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is provided in partnership by NYC Business Solutions, Kauffman FastTrac, and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.
The City of New York and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are providing small businesses in New York City with disaster recovery loans as part of the $293 million allocated for business recovery through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program. The New York City Department of Small Business Services will be administering the program with assistance from the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC). If you are a small business that experienced direct damage as a result of the storm and demonstrate an ability to repay the loan, you can now access up to $150,000 in loan money. Loans will have a 1% interest rate and must be repaid in five years. Businesses approved for the loan are also eligible for a matching grant of up to $60,000.
Complete the NYC Business Recovery Loan and Grant Preliminary Assessment Form then contact an account manager at one of our local NYC Business Solutions centers to submit your form. For more information, please see our NYC Business Recovery Loan and Grant Program FAQ and Document Checklist.
To speak with an account manager please fill out our inquiry form or call 311 and ask for "NYC Business Disaster Recovery Loan."
Access Hurricane Sandy Recovery Services
New York City, including the New York City Department of Small Business Services (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. Click the link above to access services.