In accordance with Local Law 151, which was passed by the New York City Council on July 23, 2019, SBS is hereby reporting to the Council on a sample of 59 microbusinesses in the city to identify issues specific to microbusinesses.
This paper intends to document the details of this program’s development and learnings from the first year, so that economic development practitioners across the country might implement similar models, in food services or other industries, to empower low-income entrepreneurs in their
The guide offers advice on topics such as: signing a commercial lease, navigating government, and understanding the rights of immigrant New Yorkers. The guide is part of the City’s Immigrant Business Initiative, launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014 to support immigrant entrepreneurs.
The Advancing Black Entrepreneurs in NYC briefing paper describes the current state of Black entrepreneurs in NYC, as well as our plan to understand and address these challenges after conducting outreach and research.”