NYC Playbook Weekly 2.21.18

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NYC Creators, Builders, Doers, Overachievers:  

NYC Playbook Weekly is your weekly dose of NYC business grants, opportunities, events, books, tools, our lessons learned and more to help you build your best business in NYC.  Let’s dive right in for this week, February 21, 2018:


OPPORTUNITIES

  • $25,000 Fedex Business Grant competition: (Due March 28th) Learn more here

  • $20,000 grant for Harlem based businesses and programs:  (Due October 28th) Learn more here

  • $4,000 grant from the National Association of the Self Employed: (Must be a member of NASE): Learn more here

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


EVENTS AND PROGRAMS  

  • Designing your NYC Startup Journey - March 3rd - Sign up  

  • Launch Lab NYC: Launch your business in 4 days. We will help you get everything done to launch the right way - Starts March 16th - learn more here.

  • Progress Hour: Drop by our office or set up a call to get advice and guidance on building your business in:  Sign up

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


THE JOURNAL ARTICLES


THINGS WE LEARNED THIS WEEK  

  • Custom audiences on Facebook: We learned about custom audiences on Facebook this past weekend and was blown away. Facebook allows you to upload emails to their platform and only advertise to those people on Facebook and Instagram and/or audiences that match those email addresses. Learn more here  

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


TOOLS AND BOOKS WE DISCOVERED

  • Shopify masters: If you want to learn how to start, operate and grow a e-commerce business, then listening to the Shopify Masters podcast is your best bet. Thank You, Tiffany Crawford from Lovr for this one.

  • Smart Sheets: Program, Smart Sheets, allows you to create a business dashboard and analyze your business metrics. Our friend Freda Thomas from Freda L. Thomas Consulting messaged us about this platform. Thank you Freda.  

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


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Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
— Jack Canfield