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Solutions - Storefront Business Campaign

Keep Business Storefronts Open By Letting Customers Shop Safely In Store With Their Phones!

We can get people back onto our main streets and into our unique, local stores safely...we just need the right tools!

We built Butterbuy to enable an entirely contactless and convenient way to visit stores (https://youtu.be/nefkSLRqkLs). With Butterbuy, a customer can pop into a store, grab a few items, and checkout all on their phone! There is no need to wait on a line, hand off your goods to somebody else, or pull... more »

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Local Currency & Incentives

The challenge is to deliver a technology platform that manages and regulates a local currency which can be used in a specific neighborhoods or city-wide in NYC. A platform available for local businesses to quickly profile and promote themselves, their products/services, and where locals can earn money easily in order to make part payment, as an incentive, for spending in local businesses.

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Expanded Use of Space

I believe there is an opportunity to help restaurants, bars, and others safely transform existing outdoor space that is underutilized into local workspace for individuals and teams. While COVID continues to spread and grow unpredictably, across the US in particular, people remain loathe to gather, especially indoors. Large office buildings present many additional challenges. This will persist for the foreseeable future.... more »

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Verifying Sanitized Space

Tulu and Citiesense are teaming up to offer a solution to this challenge that empowers local business communities with technology that tracks and verifies sanitization of commercial spaces, among other spaces people need to safely return to occupying. Audience/ who is this for? Local businesses can assure customers that they're taking the necessary precautions to keep customers, employees, and visitors safe because Tulu... more »

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Local Business Joining Forces Against eCommerce Giants

We have created https://cinchmarket.nyc/, an online "everything store" that lets our neighbors visit their favorite local stores virtually and have items delivered within the same day in a singular package. All products are fulfilled by neighborhood stores, strengthening the relationship between residents and small businesses. We believe that through Cinch Market, local stores can operate together to serve consumers and... more »

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Love Your Local Community

We are suggesting an update to 'Love Your Local', which would enhance the map to include all businesses - from restaurants, retail and much more - within your community, so you can log on - whether you are a resident or a small business - and the site allows you to connect or order food or supplies within your local community. Implementation: Collaboration between 'Love Your Local' Site Admin (311, Office of the Mayor)... more »

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Get Your Business Online

We are suggesting an online community that supports all the boroughs of the city, and provides businesses (of all sizes, between 1-99 employees) with access to resources and online tools to 'get your business online', 'vett existing and new suppliers, locally' and help you manage your cashflow - all of this not requiring any additional technology on the part of the small business. Implementation: This online community... more »

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Pop-up Shops As A Solution to Storefront Vacancies

In the past 5 years or so, there has been an explosion of agencies and real estate firms that specialize in pop-up shops and short term retail. They range from simple listings sites to full creative agencies that work with brands, designers, artists, etc to create engaging experiences. The human facing side of deciding how a community wants space to be used and what types of experiences they want to create will be the... more »

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Emergency Texting

Given that the major hurdle for communication is the wide range of digital know-how and comfort with tech found across business owners in a BID it probably makes sense to work through the least complicated channel and speak to people where there already are. Not everyone is comfortable with emails, but just about everyone texts. Using a messaging bot like https://covid19.citibot.io/offer/#features basic information can... more »

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Local Community Directory

Local businesses need to have control of their information on their community's local directory. With Citiesense, community organizations like BIDs are equipped with the tools and capabilities to make that happen. Citiesense is the only technology partner for organizations that provides them with their very own online portal for seamless communication and outreach with their local businesses, on top of providing a geospatial... more »

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Crisis Communication ChatBot

Engaging people through their phones, either with a mobile friendly form or a text chatbot would likely be the least complicated way to gather business owner information. QR codes or 'Text to 123' on direct mail, flyers, and/or posters combined with a call to action can get the word out and discounts or special offers can incentivize participation. Outbound text messaging to a geofenced area can target likely business... more »

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Crisis Communication

For the past four years, Live XYZ has collected and maintained a database of storefront businesses across NYC, and how they have changed over time. We can provide organizations a full snapshot of the data we have collected in their neighborhoods, which can be used for communication and outreach to local businesses. The file will include: Contact information, including name, address, hours, telephone, email address, and... more »

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Assistance in Government Permit Processes

Getting various agencies to waive or change restrictions may take a while and I'm not sure there's a pure "tech" solution to that particular issue. However, it might be worth looking into building a chatbot to streamline the process of collecting paperwork, answering specific questions, and filing applications. I'm not sure if it's possible to build a freestanding one that can answer questions and walk people through... more »

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Managing Crowding Public Spaces

Balancing the needs of people to walk around districts in a safe way with the need for stores to get deliveries and for car traffic (which is, unfortunately, about to see an increase) to flow freely is going to be tricky. Some districts serve local populations that walk to stores and some rely on, or have to live alongside, heavy car traffic. Partnering with a curb management platform like https://www.coord.com/ or https://www.curbflow.com/... more »

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