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Small Business Assistance

This is an ongoing post that will be regularly updated. Last updated: January 20

Communicate your brand’s message

Free webinar Wednesday, February 3, 1–2 pm

 Everything you do as a business communicates your brand’s message to customers.  Are you getting your point across on every platform?  Explore the channels your small business could use to bolster your brand’s reputation.

Register here for this SCORE webinar.

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the closure or reduced service of many businesses. Help is available:

Westchester County Launch1000 Program

Interested in becoming an entrepreneur or starting a home-based business? Exploring a non-profit venture? Launch1000 is an online self-paced program that helps you evaluate your idea, test it with potential customers, and determine if it will succeed. Click here to learn more.

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
  • 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.
  • NFIB (the National Federation of Independent Business) is offering resources to help entrepreneurs during the crisis. Hover over “CORONAVIRUS” with your cursor to see a menu of webinars, regular news updates, and other information.