Important Notice from the NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

There have been reports of employers in New York City requiring employees who have recently traveled to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia or Nigeria to get tested for Ebola before being allowed to return to work or being told they cannot return to work.

We remind employers and all New Yorkers that:

  • Traveling to an affected country does not mean you have Ebola.
  • You cannot be infected by being near someone who has Ebola.
  • Ebola is spread by directly touching the bodily fluids of an infected person.
  • The only people at risk in the current outbreak are those who traveled to an affected country AND had direct contact with an Ebola patient or their body fluids.
  • If someone visited one of the affected countries, but did not have direct contact with a person or animal with Ebola, they are NOT at risk.
Want To Grow Your Business and Secure More Contracts?
Strategic Steps for Growth is a business management education program for Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certified firms, offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the NYU Stern School of Business’ Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The program gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through classes, using their own businesses as real-life business case studies and advice from business leaders and other entrepreneurs. Each graduate will be presented with a program certificate from NYU.
Application Deadline: August 29, 2014
Classes Start: September/October 2014

Want To Grow Your Business and Secure More Contracts?

Strategic Steps for Growth is a business management education program for Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certified firms, offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the NYU Stern School of Business’ Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The program gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through classes, using their own businesses as real-life business case studies and advice from business leaders and other entrepreneurs. Each graduate will be presented with a program certificate from NYU.

Application Deadline: August 29, 2014

Classes Start: September/October 2014

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Strategic Steps for Growth is a nine-month executive education program designed for media, entertainment and technology-related firms, offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business’ Entertainment, Media and Technology Program.
This education program provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through classes, the study of real-life business cases, and advice from industry leaders and other entrepreneurs.
Valued at more than $10,000, this program will cover everything from finance and marketing to strategic planning and joint venturing.
Application Deadline: August 29Classes Begin: September/October 2014

Strategic Steps for Growth is a nine-month executive education program designed for media, entertainment and technology-related firms, offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business’ Entertainment, Media and Technology Program.

This education program provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through classes, the study of real-life business cases, and advice from industry leaders and other entrepreneurs.

Valued at more than $10,000, this program will cover everything from finance and marketing to strategic planning and joint venturing.

Application Deadline: August 29
Classes Begin: September/October 2014

apply

Last month, the de Blasio Administration announced Small Business First, a new initiative led by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Operations in coordination with multiple City agencies to improve the regulatory climate in New York City. Building upon previous reforms, the initiative seeks to make changes that will assist businesses by:
Providing better information about government requirements and how to comply
Simplifying rules and compliance processes to reduce violations
Ensuring enforcement focuses on promoting compliance through education and flexibility
Easing the process for correction and adjudication of violations
Delivering improved services to immigrant and low/moderate-income entrepreneurs and outer-borough businesses
Mayor de Blasio has directed SBS and Operations to develop recommendations to achieve these goals by working with City agencies and soliciting feedback from the public.
Tell us your ideas to make the City’s regulatory environment better for small businesses »

Last month, the de Blasio Administration announced Small Business First, a new initiative led by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Operations in coordination with multiple City agencies to improve the regulatory climate in New York City. Building upon previous reforms, the initiative seeks to make changes that will assist businesses by:

  • Providing better information about government requirements and how to comply
  • Simplifying rules and compliance processes to reduce violations
  • Ensuring enforcement focuses on promoting compliance through education and flexibility
  • Easing the process for correction and adjudication of violations
  • Delivering improved services to immigrant and low/moderate-income entrepreneurs and outer-borough businesses

Mayor de Blasio has directed SBS and Operations to develop recommendations to achieve these goals by working with City agencies and soliciting feedback from the public.

Tell us your ideas to make the City’s regulatory environment better for small businesses »

RSVP information to follow!

RSVP information to follow!

Upcoming Workshop: Choosing the Right Legal Structure

Choosing the right corporate and tax entity for your business is important, but the decision is far from easy! There are a lot of options to choose from, and many factors to consider. On Tuesday, August 19, this free workshop – presented by the NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center and Legal Aid Society – will provide you with relevant and important information to help you choose the best structure for your business.

How Women Can Up Their Chances of Winning Government Contracts | Forbes

New York City puts a special emphasis on helping minority and women-owned businesses, according to Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. Many of the city’s programs include a component that helps these entrepreneurs connect with mentors who can provide support, guidance, and new ideas based on their personal experiences, she said.

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