Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of Small Business Services"

Councilmember Ritchie Torres speaks about his proposed bill to bolster LGBTQ-owned businesses in New York City. (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Push to Certify LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in NYC

Business, LGBTQ, New York March 1, 2019 at 4:45 pm

NYC Council member Ritchie Torres is one of the sponsors of a bill that would offer certification to LGBTQ-owned businesses, reports Gay City News.

Jerome Ave. small business owner Benito Almonte. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Local Businesses Alarmed by Jerome Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing, Latino March 23, 2018 at 4:42 pm

As the City Council approved the Jerome Ave. rezoning plan, mostly Hispanic small business owners and employees worried that they will not get enough help to relocate, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of many featured events that Flushingfantastic.nyc is featuring: the Queens Interfaith Unity Walk scheduled for October 15th, starting at the Free Synagogue of Flushing. (Screen shot from Flushingfantastic.nyc)

A Web Guide to ‘Flushing Fantastic’

Asian, Business, Queens October 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Flushingfantastic.nyc, with lots of info about the neighborhood, has been unveiled, Times Ledger and Queens Examiner report.

Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is an area with an important and growing Latino community including a large percentage of Mexican immigrants. During the last week of February, restaurants in the area had few customers. (Photo via Impacto)

Raids in New York City Neighborhoods Affecting Local Economy

Business, Immigration, Latino, Queens, Staten Island March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Concern over the immigration measures enforced by the Trump administration has become a true nightmare affecting the five boroughs far beyond immigrants without legal status, Impacto Latino and El Diario report.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Questions about Roosevelt Avenue BID Met With Silence

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens May 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

For the past six months, Queens Latino has been trying to get a response from elected officers about the status of the planned expansion of the Jackson Heights business improvement district, to no avail.

City Councilman Peter Koo is among the attendees at the launch of a business survey for Flushing (Photo by Madina Toure via Times Ledger)

Flushing Businesses to be Surveyed

Business, East Asian, Latino, Queens March 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Flushing businesses and the city’s Small Business Services Department will document the area’s need for services through a survey of businesses in the area, Times Ledger reports.

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting

Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop, in purple tie, at a ribbon cutting for the Workforce1 Career Center in September. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

First City-Run Career Center for Immigrants Opens

Labor, Manhattan September 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm

The Workforce1 Career Center in Washington Heights will offer customized classes and resources aimed at foreign-born job seekers, such as ESL support and workshops on the American workplace, reports Manhattan Times.

Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer meeting with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce recently. (Photo courtesy of SBS via Times Ledger)

Helping Immigrant Businesses in the City

Business, Immigration, New York May 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The city’s Department of Small Business Services will be advertising in five languages to let immigrants know about the resources and information available to help them start, operate and grow businesses, reports Times Ledger.

In the Arepa Lady restaurant, from left, Alejandro Osorio, City Council members Julissa Ferreras and Daniel Dromm, SBS Commissioner María Torres-Springer and MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

Business, Government, Queens August 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm

The new initiative looks to “radically change” the city’s relationship with small businesses and treat them as partners, reports Queens Latino.

161st Street Business Improvement District head Cary Goodman, underneath railroad tracks near Yankee Stadium that need painting, he says. (Photo by Adi Talwar/Bronx Bureau)

Some BIDs Lack Funds to Improve Neighborhoods

Economy, Government, New York February 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm

With meager budgets and limited help from the city, BIDs in the outer boroughs struggle to perform effectively, reports Bronx Bureau.

Chen Jian Rong (right) to communicate with the applicant to understand the situation. (Reporter Ho boat / photography.)

Few Chinese Businesses Apply for Hurricane Grants

Business, East Asian, Environment February 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy can apply for some of the $1 million available through the city’s Small Business Assistance Grant Program. Few Chinese businesses, however, have applied, reports World Journal.