Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Crain’s Top Entrepreneur?

FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2013

Every year,?Crain’s?honors members of the New York small business community who started their company with a dream and an idea and fueled its growth with dedication and innovation.

Past?Crain’s?Top Entrepreneur honorees include Stacey Bendet of?Alice + Olivia, Laura Geller ofLaura Geller Makeup?and Michael Kirban of?Vita Coco.??

If you or someone you know has what it takes to be a?Crain’s?Top Entrepreneur,?submit your nomination?by March 15, 2013.

To be eligible, a company must be located in New York City, must have been in business for at least three (3) years, must have revenue of less than $100 million and demonstrate innovation and rapid growth. Winners will appear in the June 3, 2013 edition of?Crain’s.

For the official rules, please visit?crainsnewyork.com/2013TopEntrepreneurs.
Have a question? Email Elaine Pofeldt at?epofeldt@crainsnewyork.com.

For advertising information, please contact Nancy Adler at?nadler@crainsnewyork.com?or(212)210-0278.

New York Women’s Equality Coalition Launch

Advocates Convene in Albany to Launch New York Women?s Equality Coalition

March 4, 2013 ? ALBANY, NY?At a press conference at the Capitol, advocates launched the New York Women?s Equality Coalition, comprised of more than 500 labor groups, business leaders, civil rights organizations, women?s groups, medical associations, and religious groups united in vigorous support of Governor Cuomo?s Women?s Equality Agenda. Read more here

State of the Women in Business 2013

Please join the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce for our annual State of the Women in Business forum to discuss progress on Local Law?129 (now Local Law 1) and other issues of importance to women in business in New York City. Special Keynote by NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Friday, March 22
8:30 – 10:30AM

Columbia University
Uris Hall, Room 140
3022 Broadway

Space is limited — Please RSVP March 15 if you have not done so already!
nhanks@nywcc.org
212-491-9640 x102

FRIDAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Tomorrow is Friday March 8th? International Women’s Day???? We should recognize and commemorate all strong women past and present who were committed to their purpose and dreams.???? Women like Malala Yousafzai, the 15 year old from Pakistan, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban because she asserted that young girls should go to school just like young boys.??? Amazingly, she has recovered and is still standing up publicly for the right to an education in young women all over the world.??? Pause a moment tomorrow in recognition? or attend one of the many events in NYC and the world.

 

 

2014 SUPER BOWL BUSINESS FOR M/WBES

The SUPER BOWL comes to NY/NJ next year.?? With it comes a ton of business that flows from the influx of events needing businesses to distribute goods and services!!!!!?? Maybe you would like to be a player in this economic boon to NYC.?? There is a Business Connect program underway.? Registered and eligible companies will be listed in a procurement guide given to procurement reps looking for providers.

Go to www.nynjsuperbowl.com/businessconnect? to register? ? or contact me at Rizzo@nywcc.org for info.

 

NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING

Today from sunset until sunset tomorrow it is A National Day of Unplugging.?? Turn off your devices, spend time with family and friends with the devices turned off, or just think about? your life, your business, your goals and whatever comes to mind.??? Technology is great but, anything else, it can control us rather than assist us.? Think about it, remember what life was like before email, texts, voice mail and all the rest?

FEMA EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SANDY DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

Today FEMA announced that the deadline for applying for disaster loans for damage to property by Hurricane Sandy for 13 NY counties has been extended to March 29, 2013.? If you are a homeowner or a business you may be eligible.? Do not worry if you are still waiting for your insurance to settle with you.? APPLY NOW ANYWAY.?? Homeowners are eligible for up to $200000.00 for residence damage and $40000.00 for personal property damage. Businesses can borrow up to 2 million dollars for damage to property.? There is? a July deadline for businesses to apply for economic loss disaster loans related to Sandy.? If you lost business, you may qualify.??? Don’t put off applying. DO IT TODAY. ITS EASY.

MARCH 8TH SEMINAR TO FEATURE SBA ADVICE ON SANDY LOANS TO SMALL BUSINESS

Last week I blogged about the Feb 27 deadline for physical damage to small businesses from the Hurricane.? There is a July deadline for economic damage to small business to apply for a low interest long term loan.? At the Seminar on March 8th Winning the Bid I will have Matt Young of the SBA to give a presentation on these loans.? Matt is really prepared and knows the ins and outs of this SBA Program?? The notice on the seminar will go out today but I blogged about it last week in a Save the Date Blog

NYC MAYOR WAIVES FEES FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY HURRICAN SANDY

The Mayor has issued an executive order waiving a variety of city fees related to construction in areas impacted by the Hurricane.? These are not standard building permit fees, but are a variety of fees charged by the Dept. of Buildings, Fire Dept., Transportation Dept. Dept. of Environmental Protection and a number of other City Departments.? To see if you are eligible, search Executive Order signed by Mayor Bloomberg? to Waive Fees.? You will be directed to a summary of the Executive Order.? If you have trouble with linking up to the fees, call 311.?? You can also contact Robert at the NY Women’s Chamber of? Commerce if you prefer.