Interest in Office Space/Downtown Albany NY - Our Ability Alliance and the New York Business Leadership Network
Our Ability Alliance and the New York Business Leadership Network (http://www.ourability.com/new-york-business-leadership-network/) are building employment and entrepreneur opportunities for individuals with disabilities in New York State. One of our important endeavors is to increase the number of businesses started and owned by individuals with disabilities.
Presently, we are looking at renting some office space in downtown Albany-within two blocks of the capital to be able to lobby and be recognized by the state government.
We are looking to inform any entrepreneur with a disability-or any entrepreneur was product will support individuals with disabilities-to see who may be interested in sharing cooperative office space. We send this out knowing that there are individuals out there that may be looking for business support, shared services, a desk, a conference room when needed, etc.
If you know of someone, please email John.Robinson@ourability.com.
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In 2016, Our Ability Alliance formed the New York Business Leadership Network - the official New York USBLN Chapter covering New York State.
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