Sacred Seeds: A Small Business Story May 27, 2020 For more than two decades, Jennifer Ann Safara Perry has been committed to finding the best, plant-based ingredients and creating bath and body products that nurture, heal, and promote holistic wellness. In 2015, she launched Sacred Seeds Enterprise, as she transitioned her hobby into a business.…

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A Small Business Story May 13, 2020 Three months ago, Green Grass Real Estate—a Bronxville-based real estate broker—wasn’t considering the rental market as part of their offerings. Post COVID-19, their business plans and recovery strategy have changed as client-demand has changed. “We don’t usually manage rentals, but we know there’s a shift in the housing…

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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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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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A Small Business Story April 7, 2020 We are grateful to share a story of hope and community, particularly because it involves one of the Hudson Valley’s best bakeries—and one of our small business clients –Los Hornitos. Based in Wappingers Falls, New York, Los Hornitos partnered with Flores Food Truck and other local organizations to…

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March 20, 2020 Dear Friends, I have never been prouder to be part of this team as they have worked day in and day out to support small business owners in our region impacted by COVID-19. And, I continue to be encouraged by so many of you—our community partners, funders, and allies—as we work closely…

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Doing What We Do...Better

Pinpointing Opportunities for Growth. Ours is a success story about how two organizations with aligned missions joined forces to innovate and improve how we meet the entrepreneurial training needs of small businesses. Two years ago Community Capital New York, an innovative small business lender, partnered with The Acceleration Project, a provider of strategic and tactical…

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In partnership with Fordham Law alumnus William Malpica and Fordham Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, Community Capital recently held a one day pop-up clinic to provide valuable one-on-one legal guidance to 12 small business clients. Directed by Professor Bernice Grant, the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic is a Fordham Law School, student run program that assists early stage,…

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It’s that time of year again. The W-2s and 1099 are starting to arrive in the mail and before you know it, it will be March and then April 15th – Hello Tax-Time! No one enjoys paying taxes, but there are several reasons to do the best job you can of accurately reporting your income:…

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The New Year is always a great point in time to look back and then start afresh – are you ready to make 2016 be the best year yet? Are you planning a whole list of resolutions for your business or just looking for small improvements? Here are a few suggestions to help you start…

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