Why your support matters for New York
72% of consumers trust online reviews as much as they trust personal recommendations. When we talk about our favorite local spots online, we make cities in New York stronger.
Source: SearchEnglineLand, 88% Of Consumers Trust Online Reviews As Much As Personal Recommendations, July 2014
Businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren't. When you help New York businesses get online, you help set them up for success.
Source: BCG Report, The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity, March 2012
A stronger economy
When local businesses are online, it’s easier to shop local. Money spent locally is 4x more likely to be reinvested in the community.
Source: Civic Economics, Indie Impact Study Series: Survey of Independent Businesses (p.6), Summer 2012
Partners across New York are joining the mission to get their cities on the map
New York SBDC State Office
New York State Economic Development Council
Rockland Community College SBDC
Women's Business Center of New York State
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“Having an expansive presence online is a fundamental component to the success of any business, but far too many are not taking advantage of the internet’s countless promotional platforms. With this program, businesses can learn how to establish and grow their digital footprints and receive vital exposure.”
Carlo A. Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO, Brooklyn, NY