Queens Start Up Competition

I was thrilled when Sante Antonelli, Business Services Director at QEDC, invited me to participate as a judge in this year’s Queens StartUP! business plan competition. I love reading plans and hearing the new ideas that today’s entrepreneurs are undertaking.  9 semifinalists across 3 categories (community, innovation and food) competed yesterday at NYDesigns  to win… Continue reading Queens Start Up Competition

Refinery 29: Kim, the last Millennial in the garment district

 Thanks Refinery29!  The Last Millennial in the Garment District is an excellent write-up about a father (Johnny) and daughter (Kim) who own and manage Johnny’s Fashion Studio,  a sample and development factory in the Garment District that does work for cutting edge designers and well-known brands alike. Johnny’s has been in business for some time… Continue reading Refinery 29: Kim, the last Millennial in the garment district

Report: Small Business Success

Back in Nov ’14, the Center for an Urban Future, an NYC-based think tank focused on growing and diversifying its local economy, released a terrific report entitled,  SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS: A blueprint for turning more of New York City’s small businesses into medium-sized and large businesses.     Why does this matter?  Because if our… Continue reading Report: Small Business Success

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