The Immigrant Business Initiative is led by the NYC Department of Small Business Services with support provided by Citi Community Development, to help the city’s immigrant-owned businesses start, operate, and grow. The initiative, with the help of five partner community-based organizations, will design and execute solutions that address needs specific to entrepreneurs in immigrant communities.
The selected community partners are:
Business Outreach Center Network
Brooklyn Public Library/HABNET Chamber of Commerce
Make the Road New York
Renaissance Economic Development Corporation
Shorefront YM-YWHA
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The Immigrant Business Initiative is led by the NYC Department of Small Business Services with support provided by Citi Community Development, to help the city’s immigrant-owned businesses start, operate, and grow. The initiative, with the help of five partner community-based organizations, will design and execute solutions that address needs specific to entrepreneurs in immigrant communities.

The selected community partners are:

Learn more »

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What does innovative development look like for communities across the 5 boroughs?
On Wednesday, November 5, get inspired at the 2014 Development Finance Conference. Held at the stunning Four World Trade Center, top industry experts from government, real estate, not-for-profits, finance, law, and business will present insights and share experience on using development finance tools to enable projects, and discuss topics including:
Housing Finance
Commercial Development
Infrastructure Investments
NYC’s Economic Outlook
Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, will deliver the morning keynote on the administration’s economic development priorities. The afternoon keynote will be a discussion of the current and future state of housing from Vicki Been, Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
More than 20 other event speakers will lend expertise on panels that include:
Making Projects Possible: Attracting Capital
Supporting NYC’s Changing Industrial Landscape
Investing in our Infrastructure
Case Studies in Innovative Tax Credit Finance
After a full day of programming, don’t miss the opportunity to mingle and network over cocktails! Find the full agenda here.
Learn from leading minds in the field and make your projects a reality!
The 2014 Development Finance Conference is hosted by NYCEDC’s Strategic Investments Group. Seating is limited, so register today.

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What does innovative development look like for communities across the 5 boroughs?

On Wednesday, November 5, get inspired at the 2014 Development Finance Conference. Held at the stunning Four World Trade Center, top industry experts from government, real estate, not-for-profits, finance, law, and business will present insights and share experience on using development finance tools to enable projects, and discuss topics including:

  • Housing Finance
  • Commercial Development
  • Infrastructure Investments
  • NYC’s Economic Outlook

Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, will deliver the morning keynote on the administration’s economic development priorities. The afternoon keynote will be a discussion of the current and future state of housing from Vicki Been, Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

More than 20 other event speakers will lend expertise on panels that include:

  • Making Projects Possible: Attracting Capital
  • Supporting NYC’s Changing Industrial Landscape
  • Investing in our Infrastructure
  • Case Studies in Innovative Tax Credit Finance

After a full day of programming, don’t miss the opportunity to mingle and network over cocktails! Find the full agenda here.

Learn from leading minds in the field and make your projects a reality!

The 2014 Development Finance Conference is hosted by NYCEDC’s Strategic Investments Group. Seating is limited, so register today.

Join us at the 9th Annual Small Business Summit, a one of a kind event for small businesses that are ready to learn and GROW! Taking place at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City on October 22, 2014, this is a full day event of Learning, Networking and FUN!

Join us on Thursday, November 6, for the 2nd Annual NYC Small Business Technology Expo, a free event sponsored by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and Citi Community Development.

This is a great opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to network and meet with innovative, cutting edge technology companies that can help you increase revenue, cut costs, and grow your customer base!

Register to attend this free event »

We’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) staff, services, and businesses we’ve helped. Read on to learn more about Colombian-American Farid Ali Lancheros of Bogotá Latin Bistro, who has benefitted from services provided by NYC Business Acceleration and NYC Business Solutions.

We’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) staff, services, and businesses we’ve helped. Read on to learn more about Mexican native Fany Gerson of Dough, who has benefitted from services provided by NYC Business Acceleration, NYC Business Solutions, and Workforce1.

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Mark your calendar! General registration for .nyc web addresses begins at 11 a.m. TOMORROW, October 8.
Sign up for your .nyc and claim the perfect domain for your business, venture, or idea.
Request your official NYC web address here.

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Mark your calendar! General registration for .nyc web addresses begins at 11 a.m. TOMORROW, October 8.

Sign up for your .nyc and claim the perfect domain for your business, venture, or idea.

Request your official NYC web address here.

Did You Know? SBS Offers Services for Spanish-Speaking Entrepreneurs

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We’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) staff, services, and businesses we’ve helped. Currently, SBS offers a wide variety of business services for the Spanish-speaking community.

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Out-To-See is a 4-weekend festival at the South Street Seaport in November celebrating emerging talents in art, music, food and craft, with an indoor Maker Gallery, an outdoor Artisan Market, popup galleries, and performances every weekend. Organizers expect 3,000 foot-traffic down in the neighborhood every weekend, with up to 500,000 social media impressions.
Event organizers aim to curate authentic makers and doers to participate in the outdoor Artisan Market and indoor Maker Gallery. Entrepreneurs can apply as a Maker or an Artisan to participate.

LAST DAY TO SUMMIT APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 9

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Out-To-See is a 4-weekend festival at the South Street Seaport in November celebrating emerging talents in art, music, food and craft, with an indoor Maker Gallery, an outdoor Artisan Market, popup galleries, and performances every weekend. Organizers expect 3,000 foot-traffic down in the neighborhood every weekend, with up to 500,000 social media impressions.

Event organizers aim to curate authentic makers and doers to participate in the outdoor Artisan Market and indoor Maker Gallery. Entrepreneurs can apply as a Maker or an Artisan to participate.

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LAST DAY TO SUMMIT APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 9