Saturday, August 1, 2020

Discover Free Resources To Help You Thrive Now AT The Next From The Ground UP Webinars

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Learn "Free Resources To Help You Thrive Now" AT The Next From The Ground UP Webinars


Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great and informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00am. Our topic of discussion will be Free Resources to Help You Thrive Now. Join us to hear more about how you can leverage resources right here in your "own backyard."

Queen Strategy Partners will be hosting two great guests who both played a pivotal role in the revitalization of downtown Jamaica. They are Hope Knight, President & CEO of Greater Jamaica Development Corp. and Ricardi Calixte, Deputy Director at Queeens Economic Development Corporation.

We will be discussing the great things their respective community based organizations are doing to help you thrive.  Register NOW at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/ to join us. You don't want to miss it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Checkout How "Amplify Queens" Can Put Your Business In The Pipeline To Win Sizable Government Contracts

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"Amplify Queens" Now Powered By Interise Offers Promising Insights To Prepare Area Businesses To Win Lucrative Government Contracts 

Amplify Queens NOW powered by Interise is an online program for business owners to incorporate crisis management tactics and strategies to navigate uncertainty and survive the financial shock of the COVID-19 crisis.
 
During the Great Recession, businesses powered by Interise created jobs at a 21% growth rate, while the economy was losing jobs. Together, we can do it again — small business owners, this network is here for you.
 
This one-week online program (August 3-7) includes:
 
A lead facilitator to guide cohort of 25 business owners through this 5-day program.
 
Five one-hour sessions attended live by cohort and guest experts.
 
Each session focuses on a business topic critical for small business owners to navigate uncertainty and survive financial shock: 
  • People: Supporting your employees and yourself Financial
  • Picture: Analysis of your company finances
  • Accessing Capital: Federal, state, and local resources
  • Strategies to Survive: Key strategies to navigate uncertainty 
Insight from additional guest experts via online Q&A

The end result?
 
Small business owners are equipped with crisis management tactics and strategies, and primed to exit this crisis confident and ready to navigate uncertainty.
 
For more information, For more information, please contact Malcolm Harewood (mharewood@rdrc.org). Register now by visiting interise.org/amplify-queens-now


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Learn How To Get MWBE Contracts With Queen Strategy Partners Webinars "From The Ground Up: Real Time Issues With Time Solutions

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Queen Strategy Partners Presents "From The Ground Up: Real Time Issues How To Get A Contract As A MWBE Part 2

Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Queen Strategy Partners is currently doing a three part series on How to Get a Contract as a MWBE. You can view Part 1 when you click here

See Part 2 at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5_0Maf5YWI. They had great guests from public and and private organizations that provided practical tips and resources like viable contract opportunities that MWBEs can take advantage of NOW at Columbia University and the Port Authority of New York and New 
Jersey.

Another great webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00am.  Queen Strategy Partners will be bringing back one of the guests from Part 1 of the series, Tanya Pope, AVP, University Supplier Diversity at Columbia University Facilities and Operations as well as a new guest Carlos Bannister, Senior Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer / MWBE Officer.

If you want to to get some great information on How to Get a Contract as a MWBE, Register NOW at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/ to hear more about how you can get contracts NOW!. It will be well worth your time.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

6-Year Old Kelly Boston-Hill Donates 5,000 Books To Children During COVID-19 Crisis

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6-YEAR OLD KELLY BOSTON-HILL DONATES 5,000+ BOOKS TO KIDS DURING PANDEMIC

New York, NY - Six-year-old Kelly Boston-Hill wanted to help other kids and do something a little different for her birthday. So, she hosted a "Contactless - Social Distancing" Book Drive to benefit a non-profit organization called The Book Fairies. Her efforts have been so successful that she has been able to collect and donate more than 5,000 books. The organization has named her a Book Fairy Jr. and she has been named one of the Long Island Nets "Heroes of Long Island" for being so kind.

Kelly launched Kelly's Doll House during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic to read to children that may not have access to books but may have access to video. Kelly has a passion for reading and releases book reviews and read-alongs on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram TV. During the New York COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandate by Governor Cuomo, Kelly watched The Book Fairies read along and with one shout out from the host, she instantly fell in love. Kelly expressed, "Coronavirus caravans are cool but I want kids to read and books are amazing." The Book Fairies launched Contactless Book Drives and Kelly knew The Book Fairies would be a perfect fit to celebrate her birthday with a purpose.

Friday, July 10, 2020

See How Black Momma Vodka & Teas Is Featured In Forbes And Essence Magazines After Pivoting To Make Hand Sanitizer

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Discover How NY Based Black Momma Vodka & Teas Pivots To Make Hand Sanitizer And Is Featured In Forbes And Essence Magazines
Buy Black Momma Hand Sanitizer

Earlier in this year we shared the historic RISE of Black Momma Vodka and Teas, lead by its brilliant visionary CEO Vanessa Braxton. Before the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis Ms. Braxton built her artisan vodka and gourmet tea business into a $2 million dollar powerhouse!

The insightful and timely pivot of the Black Momma Vodka and Teas into the hand sanitizer business has landed the company into two of the top magazines in the US: Essence and Forbes Magazines.

Vanessa is an advocate for business real estate ownership and is reportedly the 1st Black women in the US to own a large distillery. Get the scoop on Essence and Forbes Magazines, on how she has be able to retool her company to help the community and government by creating large amounts of high quality hand sanitizer to help save lives during this Coronavirus health struggle. Help this good news go viral fam and please share.

Checkout the following links to see why Black Momma has been featured in both Essence Magazine and Forbes Magazine 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Free Webinar: Learn How To Grow Your Business With Lucrative MWBE Contracts

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Queen Strategy Partners Persents Learn How Secure Lucrative Contracts


Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinar series continues to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 9:00am. The topic of discussion will be How to Successfully Get a Contract as a MWBE. There will be two phenomenal guests, Carl Peters, Principal Business Analyst and Compliance Manager with the Port Authority’s  
Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights (OBDCR) and Tanya Pope, AVP, University Supplier Diversity at Columbia University Facilities and Operations participating on July 7th.  

To hear more about how you can get lucrative contracts. To Register NOW: Click Here .  You don't want to miss it!

During last week's webinar, How to Identify New Revenue Streams to Pivot to Profits, Dr. Theresa Martin Esq,  CEO of Generational Wealth Zone LLC and resident guest of From the Ground Up webinar series, walked through her Generational Wealth process that lays the 
foundation to pivot to profits. She also coached a business owner on how she could create business growth possibilities to successfully grow her business.

To hear proven strategies to help you pivot to profits: 
Listen here

Friday, July 3, 2020

See How This Black-Owned Southeast Queens Laundromat Expands To Offer COVID-19 Clean-UP Services

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 Long Standing Well Regarded Community Based Black-Owned Laundromat Expands To Offer COVID-19 Clean-UP Services
Reach Metro Laundry Delivery Service at: 516-234-9187

A local Black-owned laundry service Metro Laundry Service, is looking to clean up the Coronavirus spread in Southeast Queens. New York City, was the most adversely impacted area by COVID-19. Also Queens was once the most adversely impacted area in New York City.

While COVID-19 infections and deaths in NYC are in sharp decline, the sharp incline in cases nationally, who have eased restrictions on lifestyle issues like masks, gloves, and good cleaning procedures illustrates the point -- we should continue to be careful and vigilant fighting the Coronavirus. The Metro Laundry Service, located at 196-16 Linden Blvd, in Jamaica, Queens, 11412 (Call: 516-234-9187), is stepping into the mix to offer pickup laundry cleaning services to keep residents safe practicing social distancing by customers not having to take trips to the laundry in person.

Metro Laundry Service was founded by Maxine Howell, and has been in existence since October of 2011. Starting her business in 2011 made sense because all nine of her children were no longer depending on her raising them. The thought of going back to work as nursing assistant was not something she looked forward to so she decided to add a valuable service to our community.

With the spread of COVID-19 she is working harder to stop the spread by providing a high quality environmentally friendly laundry service where people in our community don't have to defy social distancing guidelines when visiting a laundromat and therefore avoid the risks associated with large numbers of people in closely contained spaces in NYC.