Morrison Empowers NYCHA Residents

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On Thursday, May 31, 2007, Andrew Morrison, President of Small Business Camp, kicked off of his “Secrets to Business Success NYC Housing Tour” – a series of workshops that teaches underserved communities how to start and grow a business in 90 days. The purpose of Morrison’s crusade is to expose financially challenged communities to alternative choices, helping them to emerge from impoverished lifestyles.  “Ever wonder why some people seem to get all the breaks; a good job, great family, wonderful friends and are happy all the time?  The secret to their success is the choices they have made in their lives,” Morrison says.

The powerful event took place at the Mott Haven Community Center located at 375 East 143rd Street in the Bronx, the first stop on Morrison’s NYCHA Tour which will extend throughout various New York City Housing Authority developments throughout the City over the next few months. 

The event enthralled everyone who attended as Morrison engaged with the audience, selecting individuals and asking what type of business they are in or would like to start. Happily obliging, people shared such aspirations as Gift Basket Business, Beauty Supply Retail Store, Men’s Designer Clothes, Event Planning and more.  Morrison provided an arsenal of information for those in attendance on how to start the business of their dreams in 90 days for less than $500.

A raffle was held where winners received Morrison’s book, “21 Questions That Will Build Your Business in 90 Days” and his CD entitled, “27 Ways to Grow Any Business in 90 Days.”  Every attendee received Morrison’s booklet containing a list of 40 business choices.

“Here is a chance for City Housing Residents to choose to thrive over choosing to just survive,” stated Morrison. 

Morrison’s training comes with an additional three months of coaching.  Andrew Morrison’s “Secrets to Business Success” workshop got rave reviews from all who attended.

New York City Housing Authority Developments are inhabited by a cross section of low and moderate income people, who need the additional income a small business can provide.  As of January 1, 2007, the average family income in Conventional Public Housing is $20,894; average monthly rent is $336.  Working families account for 44.2% of NYCHA families, 15.8% of NYCHA families receive public assistance and 38.7% of the NYCHA population is minors under 21 and 32.2% are minors under 18. (1)

The next stop on Morrison’s Secrets to Business Success NYC Housing Tour will be Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at High Bridge Gardens Tenants Association, 1075 University Avenue in the borough of the Bronx.   For more information call 800-671-0643.

About Andrew Morrison

Andrew Morrison is the founder of Small Business Camp - an entrepreneurial training, coaching and consulting firm.  Prior to this, Morrison built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. Andrew Morrison has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain's Magazine 40 Under 40 and Advertising Age.  Andrew Morrison is the recipient of the prestigious Young Direct Marketer of the Year Award. He recently completed his first book entitled, "21 Questions That Can Build Your Business in 90 Days." Visit to register for his FREE business building tele-seminar.

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