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Happy MWBE Monday Aero-Ba-Soul, Inc. Family,

I hope that everyone’s power and internet came back on so you can get charged and powered up for a productive week! We are glad that many of
you found last week’s Philanthropy Thursday’s newsletter a helpful resource to connect with emergency resource and contacts as you recovered from
Tropical Storm Isaias. Sharing is caring!

This year, 2020, is definitely a year that we will not forget. My husband and I both told our teenage sons that the word to describe this summer is “resiliency”. Whew! Let’s all start each day with a deep breath and count our many blessings throughout the many challenges that seem to be coming and coming. We must believe that we will bounce back during these storms. In unity, there is strength!
The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, including Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs)**, nonprofits, and small landlords that have been excluded by other relief and recovery efforts, as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.  **MWBEs do not need to be NYS certified in order to be eligible for the New York Forward Loan Fund.** Want to learn more about the NYFLF? Check out the flyer and register at the link below! Webinar presented by the Business Development Unit, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (Empire State Development).
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM

For additional information about the NYS MWBE program, please visit: www.esd.ny.gov/mwbe.html

As usual, you can mention that Kecia sent you!
WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses. The workshops are informative, engaging and great opportunities for networking!

Click here for their latest newsletter that highlights some of their current workshops and resources. Registration links are here in the newsletter.

WEmaster Resiliency

WE Connect Event: Women in Business Bytes
WE NYC has partnered with Asentiv New York, NAWBO NYC & the Black Ivy Alumni League for a monthly virtual networking series! This series will connect female founders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Monday, August 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m

Using Video to Share Your Story on Social Media
Join Sania Jhankar, Co-Founder & Head of Production at the all-female M/WBE-certified production company, Luminoustudios, in this special workshop where she will share her expert tips on you can create engaging video content to market your business on social media.
Thursday, August 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Legal Considerations to Lead Your Business
Toneille Raglan, Founding Attorney of Raglan Law PLLC invite you to a Q&A session where you will be able to ask her for legal guidance on entity formations, contracts and trademarks. 
Wednesday, September 9, 5 - 6 p.m.

In response to Covid-19, WE NYC and the NYC Department of Small Business Services are offering special 1-on-1 Economic Relief Consultations during the month of August. 
WE NYC 1-on-1 Covid-19 Credit and Economic Relief Consultation – Online by Appointment 
Multiple available during the month of August, by appointment 
WE NYC Asesoría Personal:
Ayuda Económica Por
Coronavirus – Reserva Tu Turno 
Turnos virtuales durante el mes de agosto.
WE Master: Leadership

WE Master Leadership Workshop
Learn from experts in leadership development and entrepreneurship and gain the critical management skills needed to start, operate, and grow a successful business. This workshop will consist of two sessions featuring Surabhi Lal, Chief Impact Officer at Luminary, Adjunct at NYUWagner and CliftonStrengths Coach; and Rhonda Khan, Founder of Simply Speech Solutions. 
August 26 and August 27, 1 - 3 p.m.

WE Connect: Mentors

WE Connect Mentor Session with Agustina Cervera,
founder of Spear Head
Agustina moved to NYC in 2010 after graduating as an architect. As a first-time immigrant with little to no network that could support her professional goals, Agustina relied on her resourcefulness to realize her dreams of working and living in the most exciting city in the world. In this session learn how Agustina founded Spear Head in 2015, a New York-based construction company, and under her direction, launched a new architecture and design services department. 
Thursday, August 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WE Connect Mentor Session with Chef Grace Ramirez
Grace Ramirez is more than a television chef. This vivacious and stylish icon, known as La Latina, uses her exquisite Latin cooking to empower children, women and minorities, educating them about food, including creating a healthy relationship with it through her work with multiple nonprofit organizations. In this session learn how Grace has pivoted her business to serve New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Thursday, August 13, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WE Master Money Workshops

Negotiating with Creditors Workshop
Learn how to improve your credit and negotiate with creditors through workshops and one-on-one sessions with a certified financial counselor.
Friday, August 14, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Managing your Personal Finances
Learn how to meet financial goals and improve your credit score through workshops and one-on-one sessions with a certified financial counselor.
Friday, August 21, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Planning for a Profitable Business
Lean how to responsibly manage your business's finances to achieve profitability. The course will cover what is financial management, what is profitable business, cash flow management, financial responsibility, planning for capital, and 8 financial management tips for new business owners.
Friday, August 28, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

WE Legal

WE NYC is proud to announce a new partnership with Start Small Think Big and the COVID-19 Pro Bono Collaborative, a growing network of trusted top-tier law firms, corporations and other legal service providers across the country, to provide emergency response to help small businesses survive the economic impact of COVID-19.

This collaboration will provide remote legal and financial clinics and one-on-one sessions on the COVID-19 stimulus package and similar programs as well as COVID-19 related legal issues.
Apply now for the Paycheck Protection Program
It’s not too late to apply! Contact your lender ASAP to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program before the August 8th deadline and make sure you get the funding you need to keep your business going. Need help? Visit nyc.gov/financingassistance
¡No es tarde para aplicar al Programa de Protección de Cheques (PPP)!
Comuniquese con su banco lo antes possible y aplique antes del 8 de agosto para asegurarse que obtenga los fondos que necesita para mantener su negocio. ¿Necesita ayuda? Visite nyc.gov/financingassistance
Contact Kecia with questions about
starting or growing your business!

At Aero-Ba-Soul, Inc. we build dreams to life with heart and a soul! Like a trusted friend and confidante, our personal project managers tap into their vivid imaginations, hearts and souls to analyze clients projects and engineer solutions through project completion. We are “imagineers”, igniting M/WBEs to refocus on themselves, their businesses and giving back to their communities.  Our one-on-one technical assistance sessions and training programs are designed to help entrepreneurs and MWBE’s project manage their lives and get to the heart and soul of their personal and professional development. 

We “motivate” and “collaborate” with our clients through project completion! 

Our services include:
  • Business Management Consulting Services
  • Life Coaching
  • MWBE Consulting/Prepare NYC/NYS MWBE Certification Applications
  • Public Speaking
  • Project Management
  • Training
  • Career Preparation
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Networking
Kecia Palmer-Cousins, MBA

Aero-Ba-Soul, Inc.

Office: 914.737.7237
Cell: 914.512.4373

Aero-Ba-Soul, Inc.