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:
$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
How to quit your job: Read It
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?