Harlem Chocolate Factory Joins Mayor Adams Small Business Talks With Shopify

May 24, 2023

On Tuesday, May 23, Shopify President Harley Finkelstein hosted a conversation with Mayor Eric Adams about the state of small business from Harlem to Hollis.

In the past year, the city has welcomed the establishment of over 33,000 new businesses, many of which are powered by Shopify, Harlem‘s Harlem Chocolate Factory was among the 100+ small businesses attending. 

“Our goal is to make entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone by reducing barriers. Today was a great opportunity to speak with Mayor Adams about how we can work together to support all of the hard-working entrepreneurs of New York City,” said Shopify President Harley Finkelstein. “Not only do I think that there’s a lot of entrepreneurs here, but I think in the future there will be more entrepreneurial activity in New York City.”

More than 100 small business owners joined Mayor Eric Adams and Shopify President Harley Finkelstein at Shopify New York to discuss the challenges entrepreneurs face and what New York City is doing to help break down barriers and create more opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. The Mayor provided a progress report on his Rebuild, Renew, and Reinvent program and the New York City Small Business Opportunity Fund, a $75 million public-private loan fund aimed at helping 1,500 New York City businesses.


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Shopify is the leading global commerce company that provides essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering trusted tools to start, scale, market, and run a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for speed, customization, reliability, and security, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers online, in store and everywhere in between. Shopify powers millions of businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Mattel, Gymshark, Heinz, FTD, Netflix, Kylie Cosmetics, SKIMS, Supreme, and many more.

For more information, visit www.shopify.com.

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