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Lydia Short, owner of TTT Events Planning, a full-service event production and management company, came to the NYC Business Solutions Brooklyn Center with the goal of growing her business. The Center staff explained to her that becoming M/WBE certified could allow her to win contracts for the City and grow her customer base.

An Account Manager from the NYC Business Solutions Brooklyn Center worked with Lydia to help her collect all the documents she needed to complete her M/WBE certification application, and when Lydia found she was missing some of the required documents, our Account Manager worked with her to find alternative documents to satisfy the application requirements. Lydia's application was approved and she became a certified M/WBE.

After her certification, Lydia bid on and won a contract with the NYC Administration for Children's Services, where she successfully planned and executed multiple large events. Since then she has also attended our NYC Teaming workshops to learn how to successfully bid on and manage contracts. Without the help she received from the NYC Business Solutions Brooklyn Center, Lydia would not have even known she could do work with the City and now her event planning business continues to grow with City contracts.

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