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    On July 15, we moved to a new location, 1 Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor, Manhattan. We are no longer located at 110 William Street, as of July 12.

    Our Workforce1 Healthcare Career Center and NYC Business Solutions Lower Manhattan Center also moved to a temporary location at the WeWork at 25 Broadway on July 12; the current centers (located at 79 John Street) officially closed on July 11.
Mayor Bill de Blasio at press event for M/WBEs
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    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and Citywide M/WBE Director J. Phillip Thompson announced that the City reached its goal of 9,000 City-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) by the end of June 2019. This represents a doubling of the certified pool in less than three years, achieving an ambitious goal set by Mayor de Blasio in 2016.
Images of contemporary and historical barbershop owners
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    The free exhibit "Immigrants Mean Business: An Enduring History of Entrepreneurship" officially opens June 8 and runs every weekend through the summer until September 8 at the Tenement Museum. Linking present and past, this pop-up exhibit features present-day and archival images of NYC immigrant business owners representing a range of countries of origin.

NYC Business Improvement District Trends Report: Fiscal Year 2018
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    The announcement is part of a new annual report highlighting the significant impact of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), including projects providing socially responsible solutions to quality of life concerns. More than $40 million of the BIDs' investments were raised from external sources, including more than $1 million in grants administered by SBS.
Learn to start and grow your NYC-based business - anytime, anywhere
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    The new online course series will make business education opportunities increasingly accessible to small business owners citywide. Through the course series, SBS will help entrepreneurs at all stages and from all industries start and grow successful businesses. The program aims to serve more than 5,000 New York City entrepreneurs over the next two years.

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