Lasberg’s Lasting Legacy

Community Capital New York would like to announce that long-time board member Lee Lasberg will be stepping down. His presence and invaluable skillset will be missed, but his legacy and tremendous contributions to the organization deserve to be celebrated. Lee served on CCNY’s board for over two decades following in the footsteps of his father,…

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Creating Opportunity: Launch 1000 and Business First

Launch 1000 During a time where nearly one in five U.S. businesses will fail within their first year of operations, entrepreneurs need working capital now more than ever. As a mission-driven small business lender, Community Capital New York (CCNY) not only provides small business loans and technical assistance but also administers important economic development programs…

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Westchester County Launch 1000 Program

The Launch1000 program was established in 2020 in response to the significant economic disruption caused by COVID-19, with the goal of enabling 1,000 Westchester residents to start a business or develop an income stream for themselves and their families. The program is designed to help residents evaluate an idea, test it with potential customers, and…

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400+ Volunteers Support Small Business Owners in Westchester County

A Community Story May 11, 2020 Community organizing at its finest! When Bridget Gibbons, Director of the Westchester County Economic Development Office, put out a general volunteer request for support with helping small business owners navigate the SBA COVID-19 lending applications, she was very gratified with the response. Over 400 people across the county signed-up…

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How Latreece Miller Pivoted & Grew His Business During COVID-19

A Small Business Story April 15, 2020 Spend thirty seconds with our small business client, Founder and CEO, Latreece Miller of Miller’s Touch Cleaning Services, and you immediately know he has your best interest in mind. Latreece prioritizes relationships at the core of his business—and it pays off. When fifty percent of his clients in…

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Building Credit for Your Business

Building Business Credit

By: Kim Jacobs, President and CEO at Community Capital New York  When launching a new business, entrepreneurs quickly learn that their personal credit history and score really matters.  Lenders, landlords, insurers and vendors will be examining the business owner’s personal credit score to decide whether to do business with the company and to set interest…

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What’s in a Credit Score?

By: Rachael Dubin, Senior VP of Lending at Community Capital New York When applying for a small business loan, the first thing a lender will assess is the credit worthiness of the borrower. How do they do that? By looking at your credit score. The FICO credit score, which ranges from 300 to 850, is…

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