Post Tagged with: "Immigrant businesses"

The site of shuttered storefronts has caused concerns all over the city, as commercial rents reportedly rise. (Photo via City Limits)

Report: How Rising Rents Hurt Immigrant Small Businesses

Business, Immigration, New York March 8, 2019 at 5:23 pm

A study released by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development finds that 77 percent of immigrant small business owners surveyed felt “overburdened” by the rent they currently pay, reports City Limits.

Wenqin and Jinxiu Lin posed at Super Five Discount Store ( Photo by Jesse Lent / Brooklyn Media Group)

Immigrant Business Owners Urged to Access City Services

Economy, New York March 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Starting a new business can be bewildering for any New Yorker. For immigrants, the process can be even more confusing. To make matters worse, few immigrants take advantage of government programs in place to help new business owners, Home Reporter reported, but some politicians and advocates are trying to change that.

Vanessa Bransburg, Luz Maria Hernandez and Irene Alcanta Gonzalez are members of Si Se Puede!, a cleaning co-op based in Sunset Park.

For immigrant women’s co-op, best praise is imitation

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino February 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Across the country and world, worker cooperatives have emerged as a tool to spur economic development among immigrants, and 2012 has been declared the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives. Here in New York City, Home Reporter News recently profiled a co-op based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which has becomeRead More