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SBS x Owning It x LMHQ: Speed Mentorship

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Join us for a special mentorship event where you’ll meet with 5 industry experts to discuss business challenges and successes!

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Join us for an evening of business mentorship hosted by the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Owning It, and Lower Manhattan Headquarters (LMHQ)! You will receive direct access to successful founders and entrepreneurs who will mentor you on topics such as:

-Emelyn Stuart, Owner, Stuart Cinema & Cafe will advise on building a brand

-Brianna Carney, Co-founder, CrewBloom will advise on growing your customer base

-Ayme Sinclair, CEO & Founder, Sinclair Social (Sinclair Prints & Poseys Inc)will advise on social strategy

-Ariane Hunter, Founder, Project She Went for Her Dreams will advise on building a network

-Geri Stengel, Founder and President, Ventureneer will advise on funding

At this event, you will connect with each of the five (5) mentors and complete five mini-mentor sessions in small groups. Attendees should come to the event prepared to ask mentors specific questions about how these successful business owners in NYC can help launch or grow their businesses!

Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis, and entry will be given to those who show up first until we reach capacity.

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The  NYC Department of Small Business Services helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs. Small Business Mentors NYC is a mentorship program for existing storefront business owners seeking to recover and grow their businesses. BE NYC Mentors is New York City's inaugural mentorship program for Black entrepreneurs seeking to start a business and aims to increase the number of new Black-owned businesses in high-growth industries.

Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC) is an initiative of the NYC Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

Owning It is a program of The Gotham Film & Media Institute (formerly IFP), is dedicated to supporting, connecting, and empowering women and non-binary creators and entrepreneurs who break down boundaries in the media and entertainment industry.

The program consists of monthly fireside chats, an annual summit, a mentorship initiative with WE NYC, workshops and more. Past guests include Riva Marker (Nine Stories Productions) Lydia Dean Pilcher (Cutie and the Boxer), Veena Sud (The Stranger), and Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne (WOC Star Fund).

Owning it provides an inclusive environment that expands and expresses a liberated movement for women and non-binary individuals as well as those that are our champions, advocates and allies.

LMHQ is a community hub and professional resource based in Lower Manhattan. LMHQ dedicates itself to providing members, creators, innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs, with the resources and tools they need to collaborate, learn, connect, and get things done. LMHQ programming teaches new skills, inspires fresh thinking, and motivates you to act on your ideas.


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Small Business Mentors NYC is a mentorship program provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) for existing storefront business owners seeking to recover and grow their businesses. The program, introduced by the Mayor’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity, will prioritize underrepresented business owners and neighborhoods.

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