"As the daughter of retired small business owners, I understand the challenges entrepreneurs face on a daily basis." - NM
In the New York State Assembly, Nicole earned a reputation as a vocal opponent of burdensome regulations, red tape and taxes that make it difficult for businesses to survive and thrive in our communities.
Among her priorities, Nicole wants to see the permitting process for new businesses streamlined, the commercial rent tax adjusted to exempt smaller businesses already facing skyrocketing rents, and reforming the way fines and penalties are issued to give businesses a chance to correct minor violations that do not pose a safety risk.
Nicole also believes the city should be investing in more vocational training opportunities, so that those who choose not to attend college can obtain a life skill, get them off minimum wage, and build a career in which they can support themselves and their families.