NYC Playbook Weekly 2.7.18

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NYC Creators, Builders, Doers, Overachievers:  

This is your weekly dose of NYC business opportunities, events, tools, our lesson learned and more to help you build your best business in NYC. Let’s dive right in for this week:


OPPORTUNITIES

  • $5,000 Make it in Brooklyn pitch competition for startups focused on creating smarter cities. - (Due March 1st) - Apply here  / Learn more here

  • $25,000 grant for social and environmental ventures from Columbia University. (Due March 1st)  Learn more here

  • Fellowship program at Blue Ridge Labs providing funding, connections, and mentorships for startups supporting communities in NYC. (Due Feb 26)   Learn more here

  • What other opportunities should we let the community know about?  


EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

  • Establishing your NYC brand - February 21 - Sign up

  • What events and programs are you attending over the next few weeks?


THINGS WE LEARNED THIS WEEK

  • You can now schedule posts on instagram -   Read more
  • Finishing is better than starting. We started a few projects over the last few months including an intensive, podcast, workshops, newsletter, and a course and we noticed that we were starting a lot of things but not finishing all of them. But no more. It is better to finish than to start.

  • No more free consultations. Prospects want free consultations all the time, but because we have limited time, we will be offering group consultations for businesses at a minimal fee. Value your time and expertise.  No more free consultations. 

  • What are some things that you tested and learned this week?


TOOLS AND BOOKS WE DISCOVERED

  • We have been using slidebean to develop our presentations. It is a great tool to create interactive presentations. You can add videos, gifs, photos and more.

  • What are some books and tools that you are using that we should know about?


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