WHO WE ARE

 
 


We believe local businesses build stronger communities.


Our 35-year history of serving Harlem continues to transform small businesses into viable economic agents. We strive to inspire new ways of thinking about what’s possible for our entrepreneurs. Our services include running Harlem’s first co-working space, teaching under-served youth how to code and start their own tech company, and offering free business consulting and workshops throughout the neighborhood.



 
    

 

WHAT WE DO

 EVENTS

 


The Lillian Project Women's Accelerator
STEM & Startup Program for Harlem's Youth
Annual Innovation Summit
• Transformational Business Literacy Workshops
• M/WBE Certification
• Networking Events & Meetups
• One-on-One Business Counseling Services
• Community Partnerships
• Harlem Business Lobbying & Advocacy
• Power Networking Forums
• Business Plan & Marketing Plan Assistance
• Micro Loans & Loan Packaging
• Back Office Support Services
Co-working services
• Space Rentals
  

 

SUCCESS STORIES

   

 
 

 
 
  • 2012 HBA Business Plan Competition Winner
  • CED Program Participant
  • Restaurant opened March 2014 in Harlem
  • Featured in the Daily News, Complex Magazine, Harlem Gal
  • Featured on Channel 7 – “Neighborhood Eats” special
  • As 2015 ended, Season Vegan obtained its Beer & Wine License- As a result, they are experiencing record-setting sales!

    In 2015,  Seasoned Vegan was featured in notable media

    Boston Globe  NY Daily News

    The Root  Village Voice

  •  Another article in the Boston Globe highlights Seasoned Vegan as a Harlem restaurant pioneering the “healthier, revitalized soul food” trend.

 
  • 2013 HBA Business Plan Competition Winner
  • CED Program Participant
  • Sold in stores throughout NYC
  • Semi-finalist in BevNet Live New Beverage Showdown
  • In 2015, new clients include Fresh Direct and  the Brooklyn Roasting company.

  • City College became Crude Food’s first customer -- a direct result of HBA certifying it as a M/WBE company.


 
  • CED Program Participant
  • 2014 Manhattan Small Business of the Year
  • 2013 Crain’s 40 under 40 list
  • Hired over 60 employees
  • Red Rabbit is a certified B-Corporation, and was voted Best for NYC in 2015.
  • Bite Sized Labs: Hands-on educational labs that encourage kids to try new things and build an understanding of food. These programs also promote the healthy eating message to educators, kids and parents.
  • Founder Rhys Powell delivering a speech at the Celebration for People Using Business as a Force for Good.


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