Shop Small New York

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    Shop Small (Not the Online Mall)

    Shopping small means you're supporting your community. Small businesses are the backbone of New York's local economy, with more than 230,000 businesses, employing 3.69 million people. Besides contributing to the workforce, small businesses connect communities and help create unique, energetic neighborhoods throughout our city.

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    The new program, WE Fund Credit, will provide New York City women-owned businesses with lines of credit up to $100,000 at favorable interest rates, including those businesses with limited credit history, and a path to improve their credit scores.
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Services for Veterans
    We're committed to connecting New York City veterans to stable, meaningful employment. If you have served at least one day in the active military, naval, or air service, including the Reserves and National Guard, you and your spouse are eligible for priority of service at all of our Workforce1 Career Centers.
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Contact Our Advocates
    Are you a new or returning small business owner in Brooklyn or Queens who needs gas service through National Grid? The ban has been lifted. Contact our Small Business Advocates today at 212-618-6788 or for help with your gas hookup.
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    SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop launched First Course NYC today, a culinary apprenticeship to train New Yorkers and connect them to quality entry-level line cook jobs in leading New York City restaurants. The 14-week program provides culinary knowledge, technical skills, on-the-job training, and valuable industry exposure.

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