Join us on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, to help us kick off a new initiative to help more black-owned businesses start and grow in NYC.
We know that entrepreneurship empowers a family for generations. However, while more than 20% of New Yorkers are black, they own only 2% of businesses. Existing black-owned businesses also tend to be smaller — hiring only 3% of employees in New York City. There is tremendous opportunity to empower more black entrepreneurs across the five boroughs.
Over the next few months, we’ll be out in communities listening and learning about the unique challenges black entrepreneurs face in New York City. We’ll report back on what we learn, and design and launch tailored programs, beginning this winter.
We want to hear from you! As a black entrepreneur, what do you need to start or grow your business in NYC?
Join us at our kickoff event to learn more about this new initiative and share your voice so together we can design programs to empower black-owned businesses.
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY (map)