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The Chamber launches new initiative to accelerate recovery for small and mid-sized businesses: Learning Tracks for Business Success

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Chamber launches new initiative to accelerate recovery for small and mid-sized businesses: Learning Tracks for Business Success

Today, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce launched Learning Tracks for Business Success, a new initiative designed to help small and medium-sized businesses streamline operations, adopt best practices, boost revenues and expand market opportunities during a critical time in the city’s economic recovery.

Starting today, members of the Manhattan Chamber have the option to participate in any of the Chamber’s seven new Learning Tracks for Business Success, which each "go deep" into a different topic area through educational webinars with experts, email updates, online discussion groups and other targeted resources.

Current focus areas include:

  • Post-COVID business recovery resources
  • Launching a new business
  • Leadership development
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Sales and marketing techniques
  • Selling to government and corporations
  • Global business (exporting/importing or help with market entry into NYC)

“Businesses need a boost to get back on their feet after two years of hardship and uncertainty,” said Jessica Walker, President and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber. “Our new learning tracks will accelerate recovery and spur economic growth for our city.”

Several corporate, governmental, legal and academic partners have already volunteered to provide expert help as part of this initiative, including Berkeley College, Ernst & Young, Fordham University, NYS Empire State Development, Google, Greenberg Traurig LLP, US Small Business Administration, and Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. The Chamber is in talks with additional partners that will come on-board and provide help on a rolling basis throughout the year.

“Berkeley College has deep roots in Manhattan and is committed to supporting the business community through this important initiative developed by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce,” said Angela Harrington, Vice President of Communications and External Relations at Berkeley College. “MCC’s collaborative approach to bringing higher education, business and government together to share our resources and expertise will benefit economic development and business growth in Manhattan.”

Businesses will be able to learn from faculty experts from the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business and School of Professional Studies in various areas, including business management and finance, diversity, equity, and inclusion, business data science, leadership, and compliance.

Initial Learning Track webinars include:

  • How to Start Your Business
  •, Resource & Assistance, and PPP updates
  • Women’s History Month - Empowering Women-owned Businesses
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Starting a Business at Age 50+
  • How to Comply with the State’s New Wage Theft Law
  • Marketing Strategies with Neuro-marketing Concepts
  • Doing Business with the Federal Government
  • How SBA Programs and Services can Help You Start, Grow and Succeed
  • Selling to the Government and Global Market
  • Meet the Lenders
  • Building a Blog for You and Your Business: Step-by-step

Chamber members may opt-in to engage with any of the Learning Tracks here: