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Massive Expansion of Restaurants' Delivery Zone

Restaurants' delivery zone has long been limited by their own physical address and a current delivery system. Specifically, a restaurant normally either has dedicated delivery people that go back and forth from store to point A, B, C, etc.. sometimes A+B... or it relies on Grubhub/Uber to do essentially the same thing but with more drivers.

By reimagining and re-engineering the process of delivery, we can draw efficiencies... more »

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Technology & Social Media Training

Many businesses in this district do not have an online presence, which could have helped cushion the blow from the shut downs. Hands-on training at multiple levels, which incorporates those who need very basic computer skills as well as those who are more experienced, could be a potential solution for this problem.

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Help for Businesses That Want to Pivot

This would ideally to be available before reopening and could be the business side of davidestrada's Re-Hiring idea for workers (https://nyc.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Re-hiring-Retraining-and-Careers/248517-47866). Businesses need practical ideas and some will want help doing a realistic reevaluation of their business model. Not everyone has a business plan but now, some will need to take a hard look at whether their business... more »

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Providing communities with targeted consumer data to generate effective community-wide strategies for local businesses

We all know that local businesses find it hard to survive and thrive in a community/neighborhood that loses it vibrancy.

We've created a tested, data-driven approach to building stronger communities - and it's scalable!

Most businesses are too busy fighting to stay afloat and don't have time to focus on anything beyond their own survival - this broader goal of keeping communities vibrant falls to local organizations... more »

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Get Your Business Online

Many businesses have had to quickly adapt to the new post-covid environment, including getting our businesses online, validating new local suppliers and managing cashflow. In the past businesses relied on foot traffic and supplies that came from far and wide. Covid has demonstrated that there is a real value in the local community, both in terms of customers and suppliers.

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How can local business join forces against eComm giants

Even before the pandemic, there was a rising demand for online order and speedy delivery for goods and services. Consumers often turn to "big box" services such as Amazon, who are able to provide an "everything store" experience that includes free and quick delivery. While people love to shop from their neighborhood businesses, the businesses are largely unable to provide the experience consumers have come to expect.... more »

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Granting emergency sidewalk cafe permits

A few businesses in Bed-Stuy want to open up their restaurants in a safe way. In order to do that, the best way is to allow for sidewalk cafes. However, these businesses are unable to acquire these permits because of rezoning that took place 10 years ago. Granting these sidewalk cafe permits would allow many restaurants to operate with safe measures. They were told they need letters of support from council members, but... more »

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Hyper Local Delivery of Retail & Food

Restaurants lose a tremendous amount of profit utilizing services such as grubhub, seamless and other delivery applications. While this has long been a concern, it has reached a critical point now that customers are only permitted to engage with the business in an online or take out fashion. It is also apparent that even after "re-opening" consumers are likely to be concerned and avoid gathering in restaurants.

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Curbside Waste Management

The sight and smell of trash and recycling piles is ubiquitous on NYC streetscapes. It not only creates a visual eyesore and attracts rodents, but it also poses a physical obstacle for pedestrians and sidewalk users. While sidewalk space was at a premium prior to the pandemic, high quality public realm is even more critical now for social distancing, safe movement and outdoor business operations. Businesses that rely... more »

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Open Streets

To help our City's small businesses adapt and recover from the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial districts have been working on ideas to open streets for people to accommodate for overflow of individuals from open shops. Currently, streets cannot be open if a bus goes through the area. Many shopping corridors and boroughs have bus routes that do not allow for this to take place.

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Re-hiring, Retraining and Careers

Businesses and workers will face great challenges as staffing needs change during and after the crisis. A major factor in economic recovery will be connecting local talent to jobs.

Many small businesses won't be able to rehire former employees who are not available to return. Many displaced workers will need to focus their job search and career paths in new directions while long-standing sources of employment will go... more »

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Shop Dine Local Program Delivered via Insiders Mobile Club

The SHOP DINE BUY LOCAL program from Mobile High 5 is a tremendous value-added service that increases the volume of business within your community. The program offers amazing benefits, including:

- Increase community engagement (which results in more customers and more business)

- Increase the frequency of customer visits which drives higher revenue

- Overall increase in economic activity

- Keep more dollars circulating... more »

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Gauging the optimal time/conditions to reopen a small business

Aside from whatever measures are in place to protect employees and customers, businesses who have been closed due to the pandemic lockdown will inevitably have a lot to work through in order to reopen and stay open post-PAUSE. How, then, can technology companies help businesses make decisions around when to reopen?

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inCitu AR-Planning Community Engagement trending idea

inCitu is looking to ease and democratize the act of city development by improving the means for community participation and effectively crowdsourcing residents' feedback. Specifically, our AR-powered platform layers planning proposals on top of the built environment, in their future place, including projecting their information and the potential impact they have on their surrounding.

Our tool allows residents to view... more »

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