It’s one thing to get a business started. It’s quite another to keep it up and running for a year, five years, ten years. All three of our guests have plans that will help small business owners, especially women and minority small business owners, keep their businesses going, despite everything New York City can throw at them, be it ever-changing regulations, skyrocketing rents and changing neighborhoods.  Jonnel Doris talks about the city’s commitment that 30% of its contractors will be women and minorities by 2021, and to donate $16 billion by 2025. Assemblyman Blake will talk about help from the state, and new legislation designed to help more women and minorities get the information they need to keep their business solvent. And Chris Upperman will talk about the Envolve Award, which offers new and experienced women and minority entrepreneurs $25,000 and, maybe more importantly, mentorship.