The New York City Comptroller will be holding a series of online workshops to help small and minority and women-owned business enterprises impacted by COVID-19.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday that his office will provide bi-weekly webinars on Zoom over the next few months. Topics will range from how to access financial resources from the government and private sector and list all current business opportunities in city and state procurement.
“During this difficult time, we want to make it as simple as possible for MWBEs and small business owners to navigate available resources and access business opportunities,” Stringer said. “Our multilingual webinar series ensures that businesses have easy access to a one-stop-shop for the most up-to-date and critical information.”
Interpretation services will be available in 12 different languages including American Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
The webinar series is part of the comptroller’s MWBE University, a year-long series of workshops designed to increase access to contracting opportunities for MWBEs and ensure all New Yorkers have an equitable chance to earn business from the city’s multi-billion dollar procurement budget.
The webinars for small businesses and MWBEs will expand access to available resources, services, and business opportunities. They will be held every Tuesday and Thursday starting Thursday, April 16, and run through Thursday, May 14.
“MWBEs and local businesses are essential to our economy and identity as a city, and we will do everything in our power to help our small business community rebuild stronger than ever before,” Stringer said.