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Dear Bay Ridge Merchant,

The 5th Avenue BID, 86th Street BID, and the Merchants of 3rd Avenue are teaming up to provide support to all our businesses during this difficult time. Our first cooperative effort is a partnership with Start Small Think BIG to provide you with FREE legal and financial resources regarding COVID-19.

We invite you to use their new tool to request FREE legal, financial, and loan/grant related assistance.

This link will take you to the Request for Access Form where you can request specific assistance from lawyers and financial professionals.  There is NO catch this is completely free and is offered in partnership between us with private law firms, companies and institutions,

and Start Small Think Big.

As outlined in the request form you can ask to speak to a professional about a range of COVID-19 related issues your business may be facing.  Find out if you are eligible for federal loans under the CARES Act, talk to a finance professional about what amount of loans make sense for your business and get help filling in a special loan or grant application. 

Take a look and reach out to us or to Start Small Think BIG at if you have any questions.

We know our local businesses are the heart of the community and we understand the struggles you are facing. 

Please use us as a resource and invested partner!

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