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Google partners with COOP Career to help small business launch digital storefronts on Shopify

The effort could earn Google some goodwill in the city at a time when lawmakers at both the local and federal front have pushed for stronger antitrust enforcement against the company and fellow tech giants Amazon, Apple and Facebook.

Angela Pinsky, a senior government affairs manager for Google, said the program fits within its Grow With Google campaign for small businesses.

“As an organization, we are trying to figure out how we can be most helpful to these small businesses that are quickly pivoting online,” Pinsky said.

The company is reaching out to city agencies, chambers of commerce and business improvement districts to find applicants, she said.

Google said it will pay the COOP graduates $20 per hour for the length of the program, which includes 30 hours of training on Shopify and Google products.

Shopify—an Ontario-based company with a market cap of more than $100 billion—is not otherwise involved

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Bobby Boone has a solution for Black business owners with storefronts : TheGrio

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Retail is where community meets.

Milestone meals.
People-watching perches.
Vintage finds with friends who never go out of style.

Retail is at the heart of thriving communities.

So, why do we keep relying on national brands to come save our communities?

This is the question that Bobby Boone, founder and chief strategist of &Access, asked himself when he decided to open shop. &Access values smaller retailers and their owners by providing equitable solutions for underserved entrepreneurs looking for retail real estate.

“They contribute just as much (if not more) to our economic health,” says Bobby.

Recently, the Mogul Millennial team caught up with him to learn more about what he means by ‘retail that reaches people.’

Photo provided by Bobby Boone

Growing up in Atlanta and seeing Black-owned businesses most of his life, then attending Florida A&M University, Bobby always imagined a world where his fascination

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Greenburgh officials look to take action to fill vacate storefronts


Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor, talks about ways to help with the storefront vacancies at the four corners in Hartsdale.

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At Hartsdale’s “Four Corners” intersection, long a hub of small businesses in the Town of Greenburgh, you now see empty storefronts at each of the four corners. 

Where Central Park Avenue cuts through West and East Hartsdale avenues, there’s at least one vacancy on each corner. A pop-up Halloween store is the only sign of business life on the northwest corner of the intersection.

“It’s very upsetting and aggravating,” Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said. 

Greenburgh officials were already worried about the growing numbers of “For Lease” or “For Rent” signs before COVID-19. Now Feiner fears they may grow as uncertainty and restrictions from the pandemic remain. 

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There are storefront vacancies on each block of the four corners in Hartsdale, like this former jewelry store

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