What Resources are Available for New York City Businesses?

As you reopen and reboot your business in the wake of COVID-related shutdowns, you’ve encountered a new set of challenges for your business. Luckily, there are many free and low-cost resources available to businesses like yours in New York City to help you keep moving forward.

Join Pursuit and the NYC Department of Small Business Services for a webinar on the resources and funding that can help your business now.

Meet our presenters

Malini Krishna
Assistant Vice President & Senior Consultant
Pursuit Community Finance

Malini Krishna is an AVP/Sr. Consultant on Pursuit’s Business Advisory Team. She’s also a social entrepreneur and sits on the FounderPad’s advisory committee, where she mentors women and minority lead technology executive teams.

With over 20 years of experience creating systems and resources to scale businesses, Malini’s achievements include: pioneering new investment-banking products at Bloomberg; spearheading public-private partnerships with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund; creating award-winning partnerships with VisionSpring and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy; guest lecturing at Cornell and New York University (NYU); and being featured in media outlets, such as Bloomberg Markets, Forbes, ABC News, and the NYT.

Malini holds a B.A. in political science from Bryn Mawr College and an M.P.A with a focus on international finance and economic development from NYU.

Deshaun Mars
Director of Business Outreach
NYC Department of Small Business Services

Deshaun Mars is the Director of Business Outreach at the NYC Department of Small Business Services. In this role, Deshaun leads the outreach team’s efforts on behalf of the agency to engage with entrepreneurs, business owners, community-based organizations, and chambers of commerce throughout New York City.

Prior to his work in city government, Deshaun held a number of different roles in the education and non-profit sectors,. A graduate of Brown University, Deshaun is a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn.

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