We Mean Business: Notes from The RBA


Business Resiliency: Planning for Year-Round Business Stability

Presented by Rockaway Business Alliance, NYC Department of Small Business Services, and Great Jamaica Bay Development Corporation, in partnership with Perch Advisors.

The Rockaway Business Alliance (RBA) represents dozens of businesses in the Rockaways and strives to provide them the tools that they need to thrive, on season and off. We are excited to announce that we will be producing a series of workshops aimed at offering businesses the specific skills they need to navigate the unique challenges of Rockaway geography. 

Disaster preparedness is a crucial topic for business owners in the Rockaways, but preparing for the slow season can be equally important. How can Rockaway businesses ride the wave of a seasonal business trend and avoid getting dragged under in the winter months?

The RBA is hosting its first business workshop, focusing on the topic of resiliency. We are teaming up with the Greater Jamaica Bay Development Corporation who will provide tips, techniques, and tricks to handling seasonal business cash-flow trends and alternatives to traditional financing. The NYC Department of Small Business Services will also speak about emergency planning and preparedness. These business workshops are free to members and also available to non-members thanks to the support of Avenue NYC and CitiBank.

Business Resiliency: Planning for Year-Round Business Stability will take at Caracas Arepa Bar, 106-01 Shore Front Parkway on Thursday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A delicious breakfast will be provided by Caracas Rockaway and sponsored by Greater Jamaica Bay Development Corporation. This workshop is made possible with support from Avenue NYC, a grant from NYC Department of Small Business Services aimed to help commercial districts thrive. We also gratefully acknowledge CitiBank for their co-sponsorship of this event.

Formally known as the Beach 116th Partnership, the Rockaway Business Alliance has expanded to include areas of business on the Rockaway Peninsula between Riis Park and Beach 43rd Street. The RBA engages business owners and residents to create a more unified community, to contribute to the economic and social impact of the Rockaways, and to build a resilient, eventful and prosperous way forward.

Please email Rockaway Business Alliance to RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


(This is the first of what will be a regular column in The Rockaway Times submitted by RBA).

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