Small Business

The Small Business Committee provides a forum for small business owners, advocates, and community members to discuss the issues and challenges facing small businesses in Community District 8.

Alida Camp, Valerie Mason, and John Philips, Co-Chairs
P. Gayle Baron
Michele Birnbaum

Current Agenda

Archived Agendas, Minutes and Resolutions

Community Updates

  • The NYC Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will extend its programming through 2023. SBRN is a public-private partnership which provides free, one-on-one support, for small businesses recovering from the pandemic—assisting with grant and loan applications, digital tools, accounting and legal services, marketing assistance, and business strategy. August 26, 2022
  • NYC Business Quick Start: An interagency effort to make it easier for small businesses to start, operate and grow.
  • Commercial Lease Assistance Program:  Free legal services to help businesses with commercial lease issues.
  • NYC Means Business: Training Your Employees SBS also offers small business owners and employees free training on technology tools and COVID-19 safety through “NYC Means Business: Training Your Employees” to help bridge the digital divide. Zoom and Google Workspace trainings are also available in Spanish and Mandarin.