A NEW FREE online tool from the Small Business Administration helps small-business owners and startups to compete and grow. SizeUp helps
businesses identify new customers and compare their performance against other businesses in their industry with data collected from hundreds of private and public sources.
SizeUp works by analyzing a business in comparison with similar businesses in the same trade and provides geographic information on
the marketplace, areas recommended for advertising and prospective customers.
The tool provides data analysis in three key ways:
1. Modeling a new business or benchmarking an existing business to see how it sizes up by comparing performance to other competitors in the same industry
2. A mapping feature that lets you see where customers and suppliers are located
3. Finding the best places to advertise your business by letting you choose from present reports to find areas with the highest industry revenue and the most underserved markets. You can create custom demographic reports.
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Join NYC Department of SBS MWBE Leadership Association Members BEDC, West Brighton Community LDC, and Accion for a seminar for women professionals and business owners on Building and Sustaining Financial Power and Security in Your Business and Your Life.
The building blocks to creating wealth
Setting and meeting goals to create wealth
What is financial balance?
Preserving your wealth for future generations
Resources for women business owners
Presenters: Ann Creo, MBA, CFP, Wealth Advisory Group, LLC
Joanne Seminara, Esq., Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP
Erica Dorn, ACCION US
Register at www.BEDC.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The New York Fed is coordinating a Staten Island Sandy Relief Clinic on December 10th in partnership with Staten Island Legal Services, NY Legal Assistance Group, the NY State Bar, the NYC Bar, the Richmond County Bar, NY State Department of Financial Services and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
After very brief information panels, we’ll have representative from multiple government and legal services organizations helping folks directly apply for assistance and appeal claim denials.
On Thursday, December 6th, volunteer attorneys will be offering pro bono legal assistance to small businesses affected by Super-storm Sandy. Attorneys will be advising on issues such as commercial leases, contracts, S.B.A. loans, insurance and employee concerns. More details below and in the attached flyer. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in attending.
Free Legal Clinic for Small Business Impacted by Super-storm Sandy
Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Location: 35 New Dorp Plaza, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306
BP Molinaro and FEMA to host Town Hall Meeting
Have Your Questions Answered
On Thursday, November 29, Borough President James P. Molinaro will host a Town Hall Meeting in conjunction with FEMA to provide storm victims with the opportunity to ask questions and obtain information. Representatives from Federal, State, and City agencies including Rapid Repair, Small Business Association (SBA), Economic Development Corporation, Department of Buildings, and NYS Insurance Agency will be present. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at New Dorp High School, 465 New Dorp Lane. Storm victims are encouraged to attend, and we encourage you to pass this information along to anyone who may have been affected.
Come to the Forest Avenue BID
(Hart Blvd to Broadway)
Thursday, November 29, 2012
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
There will be music, refreshments, sales, raffles, carolers and holiday treats for all to enjoy. So come out and enjoy the festivities and support the small businesses.Don’t be surprised to find Santa strolling along with you. For further information contact the Forest Avenue BID at 718-816-4775
Donations will be collected for
Hurricane Sandy recovery
All funds collected go directly to the Rotary Hurricane Relief for Staten Island Fund
Funded in part by Councilwoman Rose
BOC Capital Offers Assistance to Community Businesses in New York City
Our team offers loans as well as free advisory services. We will help you stay informed of available government programs and other resources to meet your business recovery and stabilization needs.
How we provide loans for your community business:
- Loans from $500 to $50,000 for working capital, repairs, machinery & equipment structured as:
- Term loans
- Bridge loans
- Reba-free loans
- Order-based loans up to $150,000 for mobilization of government contracts
An interest-free grace period is available to businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy for loan products listed above.
|Special BOC Microloans for
Microloan Assistance for:
Microloan Assistance for:
|From $500 – $10,000
|Loss of perishable inventory or other impacts due to power outage and/or lack of transportation.
(i.e. food markets)
|Extended business interruption/ loss of equipment / loss of durable Inventory due to storm damage.
|Six months @ 0% interest followed by 4% interest
(1% interest discount for ACH payments)
|Grace period of 3 months before payments begin.
|Extended grace period of
If you are in need of a loan for your business please call us:
Nina Flores, Business Development Specialist
West Brighton LDC / Staten Island BOC
Our mission is to get you the best loan possible. Beyond our own loan assistance programs, we are connected to government agencies, banks and other micro-loan organizations that may serve the needs of our clients better than our own programs. In such cases, we refer you directly to the appropriate program and will assist you with the necessary connections and applications to make it happen.
Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project
presents a free
FOR SMALL BUSINESSES RECOVERING
FROM HURRICANE SANDY
Has your small business been impacted by Hurricane Sandy? Do you have
● FEMA ● Commercial Leases
● SBA ● Employment
● Insurance ● Contracts
Come meet with volunteer attorneys trained to provide assistance in these areas.
Friday, November 16th, 2012
2:00pm to 5:00pm
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
This event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome; however RSVPs
are strongly encouraged to secure an appointment. Call (212) 382-6633 or email
NYC Restore helps New Yorkers in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy get access to important information and services to help them recover. Four NYC Restoration Centers provide the following types of assistance:
- NYC Rapid Repairs*
- Food and Nutrition Assistance
- Temporary Housing Information
- Health and Medical Benefits
- Business Restoration
- Counseling Services
- Financial Assistance
- Personal Records and Information
*NYC Rapid Repairs is a new program to send teams of contractors and City inspectors to neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy to quickly repair damaged homes.
NYC Restoration Centers are open from 8 AM – 8 PM daily
NYC Restoration Centers are located at these addresses:
Our Lady of Solace
2866 W. 19th St.
10 Bouck Ct.
10-01 Beach 20th St.
(At Cornaga Ave.)
1976 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, 10306
*Note: the Far Rockaway location will not open until 2PM on 11/13