Mayor wants a vacancy tax for empty storefronts

New York landlords tend to be institutional investors and hedge funds. Small businesses have been having a tough time renting stores, which typically go to chains or temporary luxury businesses.

Mayor wants a vacancy tax for empty storefronts

By Anthony Noto (New York Business Journal) Vacant storefront windows throughout New York City are an urban blight. And with traditional retail being such a tough market, they’re becoming more common. Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan to solve this problem. While in Albany, the mayor called for the passage of a “commercial vacancy tax.” What […]

Small Business Boot Camp

Want to increase your marketing outreach, visibility and revenue sources?

Small Business Boot Camp

Workers World Today in Partnership with the New American Chamber of Commerce Presents: Small Business Boot Camp, a six-part series of seminars. Starting a business or being a business owner is an exciting venture, but it’s also a super challenging prospect. The Small Business Boot Camp will definitely help you learn about what it takes […]

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

In 2016, with $82.8 billion spent by federal agencies, that meant around $18 billion was spent on small businesses alone.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – The federal government spends billions each year on almost every product and service under the sun. But don’t think this is solely with corporations. The federal government does its best to work with a variety of diverse business types. Meaning that no matter how big or small an enterprise is there’s […]

Doing Business with New York State

Making successful bids can be difficult for newcomers. You have to shoehorn your way into the competition, often against well-established and entrenched players.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – The Empire State isn’t just a goldmine for potential businesses to set up shop. New York spends billions of dollars each year on a myriad of goods and services, from paper clips to construction work, to help our state run like a fine-tuned machine. During the last fiscal year alone […]

From Worker to Business Owner: The Business Plan

If you are determined to have a successful business that will survive the initial starting phase, creating a business plan is the best way to go.

From Worker to Business Owner: The Business Plan

By Daisy Campbell BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Benjamin Franklin once stated, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Whether you are thinking of opening a business or even thinking of expanding or restructuring an existing business, a business plan is an essential tool which acts as a guide in your decision-making process. […]

Small Business Boot Camp Series: SBA-Certified Programs

Small Business Boot Camp Series: SBA-Certified Programs

Event Description The New American Chamber of Commerce and the SBA present an orientation and educational workshop on getting your business certified. Attendees will hear tips on how to become certified and how to sell to the government from the Federal, State and County level. Participants attending this program will learn about the following Federal […]