Sustainable Long Island Provides Assistance to Roosevelt Community

Sustainable Long Island in collaboration with the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Capital One, Roosevelt Public Library, Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and Memorial Presbyterian Church will host a series of one-on-one style small business mentoring sessions designed to provide personalized assistance to small businesses and/or aspiring entrepreneurs.

Mentoring session themes will cover strategies to grow your business, resources for accessing capital, resources for becoming MWBE certified, achieving financial success, how to utilize digital marketing tools, and other topics to assist in the success of your small business. The program also aims to connect residents with local organizations who support the community year-round. “We are a community based church that values investment in the local community. We are a church that seeks to minister to the total person, spiritually, physically, mentally, and economically, said Rev. Dr. Patrick L. Daymond, Senior Pastor, Memorial Presbyterian Church. We support community based efforts that support that mission.”

Made possible by funding provided from Capital One, the Small Business Mentoring Sessions enable SLI to train entrepreneurs and community members with the knowledge, resources, and skills needed to become successful in business.  Currently the Small Business Mentoring program.

  • Provides critical job training and employment opportunities in the community
  • Promotes personalized education to residents and entrepreneurs
  • Contributes to a sense of place for residents and business owners
  • Supports the regional economy and business infrastructure

“Programs such as the Small Business Mentoring Sessions hosted by Sustainable Long Island provide valuable resources to small business owners looking to grow their business to the next level, said Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The mentoring component of the program provides direct access to the specific tools and services that small business owners need to survive in today’s economy.”

The program will include three small business mentoring workshops with financial professionals targeted to the community.  “Capital One is proud to sponsor the Small Business Mentoring Sessions,” said Pete Appello, Executive Vice President, Small Business Banking and Long Island Market President, Capital One. “Small business owners want solutions that make it easier for them to grow and manage their businesses. Through our product and services, and through our support of programs including Sustainable Long Island, Capital One develops innovative solutions to help local businesses succeed.”

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