Cover of Business Improvement District Trends Report Fiscal Year 2017
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    In fiscal year 2017, the City's network of 75 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) invested $147.8 million into neighborhoods across the five boroughs, supporting more than 93,000 small businesses.
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    Applications are now open for ApprenticeNYC, a new apprenticeship program aimed at connecting New Yorkers to the 21st century skills needed to fill employer demands. The City will partner with nine local manufacturing businesses to provide participants with limited or no prior experience with paid, full-time apprenticeships as computer numerical control (CNC) machinists.
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    On International Women's Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal announced that more than $280,000 in zero-interest loans has been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City's crowdfunding partnership with Kiva.

Need help with a business lease in NYC? You may be eligible for free services.
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    The program will allow small business owners to obtain free legal assistance on topics that include negotiating a lease, resolving landlord issues, responding to an eviction notice, breach of contract disputes, and lease renewal. Non-franchise businesses that meet income requirements are eligible for this service.

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