Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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City of New York Brings Free Small Business Resource Fair Directly to Each Borough

City's Small Business Resource Fair Expands to Each Borough, Serving Over 1,300 Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

New York – NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop today announced a free resource fair series to bring support, education and opportunities to business owners in all five boroughs. The resource fair offers business owners the ability to learn how to better navigate City rules and regulations, helps entrepreneurs access resources to boost their business and provides a platform for business owners to receive services, including free business courses, financing and M/WBE certification.

The Small Business Resource Fair has brought City services closer to business owners and entrepreneurs, making New York City an easier city for small businesses to open, operate and grow. Since the series launched, the City has hosted 24 resource fairs, serving over 1,300 business owners and entrepreneurs.

"Business owners need continual resources and these fairs will provide them with the services they need to operate and grow," said Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. "The City is ensuring that small businesses in every borough are getting the tools to reach their full potential by supporting them close to where they live and work."

The Resource Fairs are open to all small business owners looking to improve their business, develop new skills and network with their peers. The series will be visiting each borough on the following dates:

  • Staten Island: Friday, February 7, JCC Staten Island, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Brooklyn: Wednesday, March 4, Grand Army Plaza Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Manhattan: Thursday, April 16, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), New York, NY, 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Queens: Monday, June 8, Queens Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing, NY, 3 - 6 p.m.

Registration for the Brooklyn Small Business Resource Fair is now open.

For more information on all of the resource fairs, visit

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