NYC Council Announces New Law is in Effect to Support Small Businesses by Eliminating Unnecessary Regulations and Fines

NYC Council Announces New Law is in Effect to Support Small Businesses by Eliminating Unnecessary Regulations and Fines

City Hall, NY – Today, Local Law 151 of 2023 went into effect, reducing fines for small businesses and allowing them to resolve certain violations before being penalized, while eliminating certain unnecessary requirements for commercial establishments. The law, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, was passed by the New York City Council in November 2023 and signed into law later that month. The […]

Mayor Adams Appoints Jeffrey Garcia as Office of Nightlife Executive Director, Signs Bills to Bolster Nightlife Industry

Mayor Adams Appoints Jeffrey Garcia as Office of Nightlife Executive Director, Signs Bills to Bolster Nightlife Industry

Photos courtesy of NYC Press By Press Office | November 17, 2023 Legislation and Executive Order Establish Moves Office of Nightlife Under Department of Small Business Services to Better Connect Nightlife Establishments to Business Resources Legislation Codifies Reforms in Mayor Adams’ “Small Business Forward” to Reduce Financial Burdens on Local Businesses Part of Mayor Adams’ “Working […]

Mayor Adams Outlines Vision for “City of Yes,” Plan for Citywide Zoning Initiatives to Support Small Businesses, Create New Housing, Promote Sustainability

Three Citywide Zoning Text Amendments Will Support Small Businesses and Accelerate City’s Economic Recovery, Tackle Housing Shortage and Create Affordable Housing, and Accelerate Transition to Renewable Energy Beginning in Bronx and Brooklyn, City Will Plan for Next Generation of Economic Hubs in All Five Boroughs, Take Steps to Cut Red Tape While Investing in Communities and Centering Equity

Mayor Adams Outlines Vision for “City of Yes,” Plan for Citywide Zoning Initiatives to Support Small Businesses, Create New Housing, Promote Sustainability

By NYC.gov NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today laid out a plan to use the city’s zoning tools to support small businesses, create affordable housing, and promote sustainability — part of his vision for New York to become a more inclusive, equitable “City of Yes.” The plan, announced this morning at the […]

Restaurants and Retailers Beg NYC: Stop Using us as an ATM

Restaurants and Retailers Beg NYC: Stop Using us as an ATM

New York, NY, USA – December 17, 2021: French Roast Brasserie and Cafe on Broadway and 85th St. (Shutterstock) By Andrew Rigie and Jessica Walker, NY Post How to explain the city’s lagging recovery? Look no further than the pandemic-induced financial challenges still facing our restaurants and retail shops, which make up the economic backbone of […]

NYCEDC and Evergreen Inc. Announce Opening of New Manufacuring Facility in Brooklyn to Benefit Small Businesses and Create Jobs

Facility Dedicated in Honor of Evergreen’s Longtime Board Treasurer Wesley H. Watson

NYCEDC and Evergreen Inc. Announce Opening of New Manufacuring Facility in Brooklyn to Benefit Small Businesses and Create Jobs

BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Evergreen Incorporated: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange (Evergreen) celebrated the opening of the Wesley H. Watson Industrial Center at 500 Stagg Street, a new $6.8 million manufacturing facility in East Williamsburg. It is named in honor of Wesley H. Watson, a beloved Evergreen board treasurer who provided financial […]

Mayor Adams Signs “Small Business Forward” Executive Order to Reform Small Business Violations

Reforms will reduce fine schedules and allow for warnings for first-time violations.

Mayor Adams Signs “Small Business Forward” Executive Order to Reform Small Business Violations

NYC Mayor Eric Adams signs executive order to help small business owners with reform on violations for first time violations. – New York City, NY USA January 4, 2022. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK—Mayor Eric Adams today signed the “Small Business Forward” Executive Order to reform existing business regulations, ensuring local businesses face fewer needless fines and […]

2021 Small Business Saturday

2021 Small Business Saturday

Dear Friends and Neighbors,   It’s more important now than ever to shop small! Many small businesses have been harmed by the economic toll of the pandemic and together we have built and supported community resilience that continues to be put to the test this year. Small businesses are the heart and soul of our community. I encourage […]

Over 70,000 Small Businesses Have Applied for New York’s $800 Million Grant Program

Over 70,000 Small Businesses Have Applied for New York’s $800 Million Grant Program

By Chelsea Diana, Biz Journals Over 70,000 small businesses across New York state have applied for up to $50,000 in grants as part of New York’s $800 million small business recovery grant program. Pravina Raghavan — executive vice president of the Division of Small Business and Technology Development for Empire State Development — said ESD […]

Make a Big Impact: Shop Small – Small Business Saturday

Make a Big Impact: Shop Small – Small Business Saturday

Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Together we have built and supported community resilience that has been put to the test this year as we have navigated multiple crises. I encourage the community to mark their calendars this weekend, Saturday, November 28th, 2020, a significant shopping weekend for Small Business Saturday and shop local. I urge the community to support […]

Feds’ Small Business Loan Program Has $128B Left. Yet City’s Minority Owners Still Struggling to Get Their Share

Feds’ Small Business Loan Program Has $128B Left. Yet City’s Minority Owners Still Struggling to Get Their Share

BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH (thecity) Federal funds for COVID-19 business relief were depleted at one point, but now there’s more money than businesses getting it. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, $128 billion was left to lend in the Paycheck Protection Program as of Wednesday evening, with just over a week left for businesses to apply in […]