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Small Business Assistance

This is an ongoing post that will be regularly updated. Last updated: December 28, 2022

Free Online Webinars:

The Best Start-Up Strategies for Starting a Small Business

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 1-2 pm
Learn the best start-up business strategies and tips you can use to start your small business.  Register here for this SCORE webinar.

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 1-2:30 pm
Get  help creating a marketing plan, defining your brand, determining your audience and finding where to advertise to get a positive return on investment.  Register here for this SCORE webinar.



Programs & Resources for Support:

Yonkers Small Business Center

The Department of Planning & Development will become a resource in assisting Yonkers local businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses and nonprofits which would like to inquire about the CARES Act can contact the Yonkers Small Business Center for one-on-one assistance on the SBA Application at smallbiz@yonkersny.gov or at 914-343-4113.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Links 
Other Resources
Webinars and programs
  • Grow with Google: A four-part free digital readiness series designed to help you develop the skills to succeed online and grow your small business.  Learn how to get your local business on Google search and maps, reach customers online with Google, sell online with e-commerce tools, connect with customers and manager your business remotely. Sign up here for this free SCORE and Grow with Google series.

  • SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offers free online workshops on topics ranging from startup strategies to marketing and finance. Attendees can watch webinars live or view recordings online on their own time.
Small Business Websites