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    The initiative, called WE NYC, has served more than 6,000 women entrepreneurs since its launch in 2015, surpassing its original goal of serving 5,000 women in three years. WE NYC connects aspiring and established women entrepreneurs to the resources, education, and community needed to build thriving businesses.
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    New York City has more than 230,000 small businesses that keep New York going 24/7. We provide support to these local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities. Show that you Love Your Local independent businesses by shopping small throughout the holiday season and all year long.
Photo of a veteran sitting at a table using a tablet
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    Through a service called Priority1, job seeking veterans and their spouses are provided with priority services throughout the Workforce1 Career Center system. Select centers are equipped with dedicated Veteran Specialists, many of whom have military backgrounds, to help jobseekers navigate the transition to civilian employment.
Neighborhood 360 logo with photo of Flushing commercial corridor
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    The CDNAs highlight the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of commercial districts on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx as well as in Corona, Queens, and Bushwick, Brooklyn. Each CDNA is the product of extensive community engagement conducted by multiple community partners, including stakeholder meetings and hundreds of surveys.
Two women in an office with the words Gain the Tools to Launch Your Business
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    FastTrac® is a series of courses that help aspiring and established entrepreneurs launch and grow their business. In this fiscal year (2019), SBS will offer more than 30 courses including variations that target women, tech, and veteran entrepreneurs, as well as neighborhood businesses.

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