If you are a member of HABNET or an affiliate, you are eligible for free M/WBE Certification Application assistance and other small business workshops and seminars. These Business Education Sessions are subsidized by private and public grants and are made available at little or no cost to you. Contact us at Info@HABNET.com to make an appointment or register online by completing the form under the "Business Education Workshops" tab below. Furthermore, if you have a business idea and lack the basic support to see it come to fruition, call 718-576-1966 to make an appointment with a Business Counselor.
M/WBE is an acronym for Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise. Business leaders with these Certifications are qualified to do business with New York City and New York State. We encourage small business owners to take the preliminary steps to obtain certification. Therefore, we conduct the M/WBE Application Assistance Workshops on the first Wednesday of every month at no cost to participants.
Feel free to print the form using the printer icon on the screen below. Fill it out manually and send to NYC Department of Small Business Services, Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity 110 William Street New York, NY 10038 or apply online by clicking here. Thank you.
Merchant Organizing & BID Formation is a service that we began offering in FY 2016 when Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams allocated funds to HABNET Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of organizing a Merchant Association on Nostrand Avenue from Farragut Rd to Snyder Ave. This initiative is new and still in progress.
There are many benefits to having a Merchant Association, including:
● Civic engagement allows merchants to join forces
● Networking opportunities to share information and resources
● Collaboration among merchants to improve the commercial corridor
● Speaking with one voice to officials & city agencies about needs and concerns
It is estimated that over 70% of consumers have a discrepancy on their credit report (Experian, Equifax, Transunion). This discrepancy may make the difference between whether a requested loan for a car, a home and for other valuable goods and services, gets approved at a high or low interest rate, if at all. Since we promote collective and individual economic empowerment in our community, credit repair service is offered to our members and the general public. How to establish and maintain good credit is one of the many programs of financial literacy that we offer to the community and it is fundamental to financial independence. If you would like to improve your credit score, click here for the Lexington Law screen below.
To find and contact your Representative in City, State and/or Federal Government, click the appropriate link(s) below:
Note: Funding for supporting or opposing legislations is made possible by contributions from HABNET Members and other stakeholders. No City, State or Federal funds were, or will ever be, used to support or oppose these initiatives in any form.