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City of Buffalo Microenterprise Grant applications open now, upcoming webinars, and other small business resources

The Beverly Gray Center will be updating this page regularly to highlight resources available to your business. Upcoming Workshops & Webinars Registration is now open for The City of Buffalo and Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency’s upcoming free virtual seminars on small-scale development. These seminars will focus on project formation for neighborhood-based development ‚Äčto help residents, local landowners, Learn more 

Apply Now! Citizens Bank $15,000 Minority-Owned Small Business Grant

Diverse small business ownership is critical to the success and growth of our local economy, and small business owners like you are an essential cornerstone. As part of a recent initiative to promote positive change and social equity in the communities they serve, Citizens Bank has created the Citizens Minority-Owned Small Business Grant.  The grant Learn more 

City of Buffalo Reopen Buffalo Resource Hub is Live!

Mayor Byron W. Brown and The City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning have launched Reopen Buffalo, an online resource hub for both businesses and the community. Reopen Buffalo enables both businesses and consumers to see critical reopened business information, including hours of operation, services offered, contact info, etc. In addition, Reopen Buffalo also serves Learn more 

5.27.20 Reopen Buffalo Resource Hub, New York Forward Loan Fund Pre-Application is Live, Register for Upcoming Social Media Marketing Virtual Workshop, and more

With WNY officially entering re-opening, The Beverly Gray Center will be updating this page regularly to highlight resources available to your business. Be sure to check back often for updates. Small Business Recovery & Resiliency Resources ‘How to Pivot Your Social Media Strategy Amidst COVID-19′ Virtual Workshop on Monday, 6/15 @ 1pm Join Stephanie Cartin, Learn more 

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) Pre-Application Portal is Live!

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo officially announced New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), a new economic recovery loan program designed to support NYS small businesses, non-profits, and small landlords as they re-open after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE order. More specifically, NYFLF prioritizes small businesses with 20 or fewer full time employees that have Learn more 

WNY Private and Public Sectors Launch Survey to Understand COVID-19 Impact on Local Business

Earlier today, Mayor Brown, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and other public and private stakeholders launched the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. The information gathered from the survey is essential to better understand how the private and public sectors can partner most effectively to understand and address potential gaps in the resources available to local businesses now, Learn more