2 Hot Woman-Run Startups in CapNY

Startup formation throughout Upstate New York has been second strongest in the Capital Region, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of data from U.S. Census Bureau Business Dynamics Statistics. Our startup economy is booming and people, we invite you to BYOB (bring your own business) here to CapNY! Support & Resources for Startups FromContinue reading “2 Hot Woman-Run Startups in CapNY”

Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY

Despite systemic barriers in place for marginalized communities, there are countless thriving Black-owned businesses in CapNY. Many use their resources to pay it forward, bettering the communities around them. Leaving a Legacy Whether it’s by combating poverty through transportation, supporting new business owners from marginalized groups, or creating a gym that welcomes those often leftContinue reading “Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY”

4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing

If you’ve spent time in Albany, there’s a chance that you’ve noticed a bright red ‘X’ on multiple buildings. Albany has a lot of homes that are currently vacant, dilapidated, and not up to safety codes. Seeing all of those properties that have great potential, you can’t help but to dream of all the possibilities,Continue reading “4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing”

5 CapNY Creative Side Hustlers You Need to Know About

In the last year COVID-19 has drastically altered the way we approach life and the ways in which we inhabit the world. For some it has made them more cautious, feeling the precarity of each passing moment. Others have become more appreciative of the present, embracing the opportunity to take an extended pause. Living inContinue reading “5 CapNY Creative Side Hustlers You Need to Know About”

Anthony D’Argenzio: Hudson Valley Entrepreneur

Anthony D’Argenzio was named one of The 100 Most Creative People in the U.S. by Country Living Magazine. His work has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Domino, and Architectural Digest. Why does Anthony love CapNY? READ ON! Photo by: Winnie Au “I’ve always been interested in upstate New York and the Hudson Valley,” saysContinue reading “Anthony D’Argenzio: Hudson Valley Entrepreneur”

CapNY Entrepreneur Resources

The Capital Region is rich with resources for today’s budding entrepreneurs and business owners.  There are so many potential resources that it can feel tricky knowing where to start.  As an ever-growing millennial business owner, I am interested and search for the same value you are. When I put together this list, I wanted toContinue reading “CapNY Entrepreneur Resources”

5 Companies With Unique Social Missions: CapNY

Throughout CapNY, you’ll find all different kinds of innovative businesses that impact their communities in various ways. In this article, we’ll focus on five CapNY businesses which have unique social missions and play an important part to the wellbeing of this region and its people. CapNY Community-centric Businesses These 5 CapNY companies have integrated socialContinue reading “5 Companies With Unique Social Missions: CapNY”

Jay Zhang Photography: CapNY LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneur

Jay Zhang is committed to both outstanding visual representation, as well as community care. As a self identified queer person of color, Jay’s photography celebrates a wide spectrum of people and couples. And, his investment and love of the Capital Region is evident throughout his work. Love is Love: Inclusive Wedding Photography Jay’s engagement andContinue reading “Jay Zhang Photography: CapNY LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneur”

CapNY Essentials: A Guide to Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations

Support 250+ Capital Region Black-owned business and black-led organizations by shopping, hiring, posting, contributing funds, volunteering, and learning more about what they do. Click on the map, below, and you’ll find restaurants, moving companies, marketing and creative firms, artists, transportation services, and much more. This list is far from complete, and you can help developContinue reading “CapNY Essentials: A Guide to Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations”

Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business

“My dream of opening a gallery would be impossible in NYC. Here in the Capital Region, there’s a feeling that people want to help each other. I didn’t see that in the city or Hoboken.” Cassie Fiorenza grew up in the Albany area, worked in a major gallery in Manhattan and lived in Hoboken, NJ.Continue reading “Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business”

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